[ILUG-BOM] and now debian does me in ...

Lynus Vaz lynusvaz at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 19:22:33 IST 2016


It might be due to kms:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/kernel_mode_setting

Try disabling it, or adding a vga= option to the kernel commandline? (I
haven't tried it myself, though.) There's also a section in the same link
on increasing the font size if that helps.

Regards,
Lynus

On Aug 30, 2016 6:15 PM, "Mayuresh Kathe" <mayuresh at kathe.in> wrote:

> hi,
>
> i am not using x11, so there is no desktop mode.
> my regular unix (cli) console is running at some kind-a high resolution
> vga mode.
>
> ctrl + alt + [1,2,3,4,5,6] all have that same high resolution mode
> activated on them.
>
> ~mayuresh
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 05:57:14PM +0530, Johnson Chetty wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > If I get you correctly, you want a tty?
> >
> > Ctrl+Alt + [1,2,3,4,5,6] is tty mode which is fairly low res.
> >
> > Ctrl + Alt + 7 gets you back to the desktop mode.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
> > On 30 August 2016 at 17:48, Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> wrote:
> >
> > > hi, i had been working with the high resolution of the console as
> > > delivered with ubuntu server distribution, hated it, but had to make do
> > > since i couldn't find material which could show me a way to switch off
> > > the 'vga' mode.
> > >
> > > last night, i migrated away from ubuntu, it's too big for my tastes.
> > > on debian jessie, and this too has that same high resolution console.
> > >
> > > i have tinkered around with the console-setup and grub files which only
> > > afforded me a regular console on grub, but after grub transfers command
> > > to the operating system, i am still stuck with a high resolution
> > > console.
> > >
> > > is there any solution for this problem?
> > >
> > > and ah, yes, i still work at the console, no x11 for me.
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > >
> > > ~mayuresh
> > >
> > > --
> > > http://mm.ilug-bom.org.in/mailman/listinfo/linuxers
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Johnson Chetty
> > --
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