Bug 218825 - Boot flag vga=extended doesn't work (setting doesn't stay)
Boot flag vga=extended doesn't work (setting doesn't stay)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2006-12-07 13:25 EST by Bryan Christ
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-07 13:29:30 EST
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Description Bryan Christ 2006-12-07 13:25:01 EST
Description of problem:

When the boot flag vga=extended is initially set, the console changes mode for a
brief moment and then reverts back to the standard 80x25 text mode.

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How reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Modify the grub boot paramaters to add vga=extended and remove rhgb
2.  Boot image
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Actual results:

See description

Expected results:

Console permanently set to 80x50

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-12-07 13:29:30 EST
vga=ext merely sets a different vga font. To have it be permanent, put a
different font in /etc/sysconfig/i18n for sysfont (i.e., LatArCyrHeb-08 to run
in 80x50).
Comment 2 Bryan Christ 2006-12-07 13:33:10 EST
Thanks.  At least this is documented now.  Google turned up nothing on this.

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