LKBEN11156: How To Change Resolution in Runlevel 3

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Resolution Monitor Runlevel 3 Textwindows Commandline


How To Change Resolution in Runlevel 3


  1. Edit in File  /boot/grub/menu.lst
  2. Search the line which starts with: kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hdb1 ro
  3. insert with a blank vga=XXXX
  4. the line looks like:  kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hdb1 ro vga=xxxx
  5. where xxxx is one of the following
  6. Color depth        | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
    256        (8bit)|       0x301    0x303     0x305     0x307
    32000     (15bit)|     0x310    0x313     0x316     0x319
    65000     (16bit)|     0x311    0x314     0x317     0x31A
    16.7 Mill.(24bit)|      0x312    0x315     0x318     0x31B
  7. finished line for 1280*1024/ 16.7 mill.col.
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hdb1 ro vga=0x31B
  8. Save File
  9. reboot
  10. ich habe fertig.....

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.


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