[nSLUG] Problems with console text
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sun Jun 2 00:29:13 ADT 2013
My son dropped off his new/used laptop for consultation. He's ++good
with Windoes but a Linux novice. I solved some problems for him but I'm
stumped by one:
He mistakenly chose the wrong option at install time and now has
consoles with teeny-tiny text. ([VESA?] frame buffer mode?) I don't
know how to revert it to the default, much larger, console text.
His lilo.conf has "vga = normal" and I re-ran lilo. Still comes
up with teeny text.
(M) frame buffer device
There *must* be a way to fix this short of re-installing
Yes, I've read:
Is that the only way to do this? I don't want to switch back and
forth. I just want his box to boot into plain VGA console.
FWIW, this is an eMachines 64-bit AMD laptop with Slack 14 and KDE
installed. Son uses KDE because he's used to the Win environment.
(I'm reminded how very much I hate GUI desktops.)
I'm hoping to be at the meet on Monday, LWATCDR.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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