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    Red face Re: Low resolution in framebuffer

    Quote Originally Posted by dcstar View Post
    Try adding this to /etc/default/grub and then do a sudo update-grub:

    Code:
    GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1600x1200
    FYI I gave up on trying to get Grub to behave in this way, so I have now installed Burg and all of this works as it should (and it is much better than standard Grub).
    Thanks, but STILL nothing--the same ridiculously high screen resolution--1600x1200. Let me explain again: I want a resolution of no higher than 1024x768. Any higher, and I cannot read the screen.

    BTW, I tried Burg, but it worked no better than grub2.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    Cool Re: Low resolution in framebuffer

    Quote Originally Posted by kc8hr View Post
    Thanks, but STILL nothing--the same ridiculously high screen resolution--1600x1200. Let me explain again: I want a resolution of no higher than 1024x768. Any higher, and I cannot read the screen.

    BTW, I tried Burg, but it worked no better than grub2.

    Thanks,
    Tim
    Well, guys--I give up.

    No matter how hard I try, I cannot get the correct screen resolution in my virtual terminals/consoles. I believe that, in some part of the boot process, something decided during installation that my default screen resolution should be 1600x1200, and there seems to be no way to change it.

    Guess I'd better learn to live with it. This isn't how Linux is supposed to be--we should have choices.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    Re: Low resolution in framebuffer

    Hi Guys,

    All fixed--the magic words are:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="video=VGA-1:640x480"

    I found the solution here http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/li...1.2/01874.html

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