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vesa bios extensions

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it is possible to set a higher screen resolution to the kernel output and consoles (ctrl+alt+f1-6) and basically everything outside an X session, by passing a vga=x parameter

these are called Vesa Bios Extensions (VBE)

  • for 800×600 x=788
  • for 1024×768 x=791
  • for 1280×1024 x=794

Otherwise, you can pass the kernel parameter vga=ask, in which case you will get a menu to choose from


Written by azimout

22/10/2008 at 13:38

Posted in Tricks

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