[TAG] How to modify linux console ?
j.bakshi at icmail.net
Sat Oct 11 09:09:45 MSD 2008
On Saturday 11 Oct 2008 5:37:18 am Thomas Adam wrote:
> 2008/10/10 J.Bakshi <j.bakshi at icmail.net>:
> > 1> How can I test what max. resolution my monitor can suport with a
> > command ?
> If this is at the console then you're limited to whatever the graphics
> output will allow -- you've already seen this indirectly through the
> use of a framebuffer.
> > 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 card ?
> They're generally device independent. The one which is "best" makes
> no sense here.
> > 3> How to get colorful text; like the text in knoppix during booting ?
> Is this *really* necessary? Assuming SysV, you'd have to edit how rc
> handles return codes as well as the scripts themselves returning
> certain values. Given these scripts are standardised across distros,
> you're just going to have to abandon this idea and imagine the
> colours. How often do you reboot your machine anyway? Do you
> *really* care? I know I couldn't give a toss.
> > 4> and finally how can I get the tranparent logo at the butom of my
> > console ?
> An actual TTY? You don't.
> -- Thomas Adam
Hello Thomas Adam,
Thanks for your discussion. some of my interests like *colorful text* might be
sound odd but I still like to know how linux actually do all these. I would
be grateful if someone just suggest me a link/doc where I can learn all
thanks once again
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