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Friday, March 4, 2011

Change main tty resolution to vga in Ubuntu Server 10.10

The problem is that standard resolution in Ubuntu Server is too high in the main tty. I t should be 640x480 (vga).

Just set in /etc/default/grub:
GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
But also change:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet nomodeset"

$> update-grub2; reboot


‘nomodeset’ was preventing it from switching to highest resolution.

When you remove ‘quiet’ it will say what it does at boot time. Well I would remove quiet as well – who doesn’t want to know what is going on?!

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