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Changing the Console resolution

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If you run Ubuntu on a laptop or other LCD monitor, ever wanted to get the console font perfect?

Heres how.

enter the console or open a terminal window and enter;

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

Now in there should be a line, # defoptions=quiet splash

add one of the corresponded lines appropriate for the resolution you prefer or require.

Rest Here.

re: vga resolution

It's different color depths. 791 is at 64k and 792 is 16m. 791 is usually plenty for a console.

List of framebuffer kernel options

There's a whole list of framebuffer kernel options here (obviously it hasn't changed in a while).

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