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    Framebuffer for the console

    I think that it is the framebuffer that I need to utilize to reach nifty resolutions via the console, right?

    I need to know where to configure this. If I recall, in LILO there was an option, right? What about for GRUB? In RH7.2, there is the cute 'lil graphic setup for it, but goes to the plain ole' standard crap after I load Linux.

    Well, if I am way off base in the name of what I want, just correct me. But the damn prompt is getting uglier as time passes on. Thats not kosher with me

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    Re: Framebuffer for the console

    # Next, if this file is not already named /etc/X11/XF86Config, make a copy
    # with that name. This file ships with the name XF86Config-fbdev to avoid
    # overwriting an existing config file.
    #
    # To get the kernel to start in VESA framebuffer mode, you need to pass it
    # a vga= init string at boot time. For example, if you use LILO you'll
    # probably find a vga=normal string in your /etc/lilo.conf. If you edit that
    # to one of the values in this table:
    #
    # Colours 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200
    # --------+---------------------------------------------
    # 256 | 769 771 773 775 796
    # 32,768 | 784 787 790 793 797
    # 65,536 | 785 788 791 794 798
    # 16.8M | 786 789 792 795 799
    #
    # ...such as this for 1024x768x64k:
    # vga = 791
    # and then reinstall LILO by running 'lilo' as root, then at the next boot
    # Linux should start in a VESA framebuffer console mode.
    #
    # For more information on how to activate the Linux frame buffer, see
    # /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt.
    #

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