On 28/05/07, mike dentifrice <fluor@...> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Is it possible to get a higher screen resolution in console with the
> Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express that's in MacBooks?
> Though I quickly escape the ugly boot display by jumping into X, I'd
> love to be able to work in console on some occasions.
> In short, has anyone managed to boot a colored pinguin in the top-left
> of the screen on those machines? :)
> Thanks in advance,
> mike dentifrice <fluor@...>
hi Mike. i have a MacBook Pro Core2Duo and LILO. when i boot, i have 2
coloured Tuxs in the upper-left corner, however, the colours are all messed
in /etc/lilo.conf , i have "vga=771". this gives me 800x600 in my TTYs. i'm
not sure if the location of that line matters, but if it does, i have it
just before the first "image=" line. if you use GRUB rather than LILO, open
up /boot/grub/menu.lst and append "vga=0xABC" to the end of your "kernel"
lines (replace "ABC" with an appropriate hex number). Eg:
kernel /vmlink-2.6.15-1-686-smp root=/dev/sda5 ro vga=0x307
google around to find valid values for "vga=". i don't know if values are
interchangeable between GRUB and LILO.