Sunday, May 31, 2009

Changing LILO Boot Screen Resolution

It is possible to change size of LILO console fonts when booting Slackware. You can set VGA text mode by simply editing /etc/lilo.conf file.

Open lilo.conf file as root with your favorite text editor.

# nano /etc/lilo.conf

Comment default vga mode with "#" in the "LILO global section" and add folowing uncommented line to the "LILO global section".

vga = x

Decimal x values (VGA Modes) listed in below table. Replace x with a suitable decimal number from the table and save lilo.conf file.

Finally execute following commands as root.

# lilo
# reboot

Here is a sample part of lilo.conf file


# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=1"
timeout = 50
vga = 795
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga = 773

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