full of … these

Ubuntu – console text size

Posted: February 28th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: howto, linux | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

I have searched for a method to make the font size on the console (press ctrl+alt+f1) on ubuntu instalation.

After a few hours (yeah, it took a while) I have found this link:


It works on dell 1501.

Here is my grub’s menu.lst:

title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=c93d3013-5367-4fc7-9a55-9093c56f544a ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=c93d3013-5367-4fc7-9a55-9093c56f544a ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
title Ubuntu 7.10, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin

No vga tags at all…:)

Now you can easy use the console if you like it.

One Comment on “Ubuntu – console text size”

  1. 1Mircea said at 6:58 am on March 4th, 2008:

    Very good. It actually worked. Now all you need to do is remake your usplash to match the new resolution so it won’t be displayed in the upper left corner. The original usplash has a resolution of 640×480.

Leave a Reply