[TAG] How to modify linux console ?
j.bakshi at icmail.net
Fri Oct 10 21:25:42 MSD 2008
I am a debian user but once I got a chance to test Mandrake
Linux and there I saw first time the magic of Linux console. First of all; the
Mandrake console was neat and clean with high resolution support and
Colourful text. More over a transparent Logo was there at the buttom of the
screen. It was really nice looking and at the same time disclousing the fact
what power is inbuilt inside Linux console!!
I compiled the kernel ( in my debian box ) with Fb and vesa support. Then I
add the vga=791 at the kernel configuration line at grub.cfg and now I get
high resolution screen with linux logo support at booting. But There are so
many things still unresolved and I'll be grateful to the list if some one
atlest show me the right direction
1> How can I test what max. resolution my monitor can suport with a command ?
2> High resolution can be opted by SVGA, VGA or fbdevice. What are the
difference between these and how can I know which one is best for my Display
3> How to get colorful text; like the text in knoppix during booting ?
4> and finally how can I get the tranparent logo at the butom of my console ?
A no. of question :-) may be these are already there in some document in the
system itself. But currently I have no clue and it would be great if Someone
atleast show me the direction following which I can be able to resolved all
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