Message from discussion Re (3): Frame-buffer 'resolution'?
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Subject: Re (3): Frame-buffer 'resolution'?
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:48:15 +0000 (UTC)
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In article <jl1ntn$k5...@news.belwue.de>, Thomas Richter <t...@math.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Am 29.03.2012 11:39, schrieb no.top.p...@gmail.com:
> > OK, my Etch has got: /etc/init.d/console-screen.sh == ...
> > # Description: Set console screen modes and fonts
> Probably you should use a non-deprecated distribution.
Ten [or 100] years ago, you also thought that "if I get the latest, I'll be OK".
> Anyhow, you'll see that "/etc/init.d/console-screen.sh" calls
> /usr/bin/consolechars, and the options for calling are set in the init
> file itself. Thus, "man consolechars" should you give the options you
> have, and you could edit this file such that the console settings
> match your requirements.
OK, I'll read "man consolechars", but it was solved for me thus:
using a table of: V*H*bits-per-pixel, select a smaller resolution
and convert the hex-to-decimal; and live-edit grub to
<kernel-line> vga=<decimal> ro
Interestingly, 8-bits-per-pixel, gives 'bad' colours.
My app has it's own fonts.
It's the resolution that I needed to change.
Apparently, for frame-buffer that can only be done before full boot.
But related to that: NOW my Slak:PC has lost 'Ctrl/Alt/+- zoom'
capability [under X].
So if X can do 'live-zoom', why can't frame-buffer?
> > There seems to be a lot of files, which hold
> > configuration setting for the display.
> > And they are not yet coordinated/centralised ?
> Not beyond what was already said. But anyhow, the init files pretty much
> tell you what is called when and where the configuration is taken from.
-> locate init | wc -l == 581 on Slak13-derivative, partial Etch will be less.