Bug 218825 - Boot flag vga=extended doesn't work (setting doesn't stay)
Summary: Boot flag vga=extended doesn't work (setting doesn't stay)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-12-07 18:25 UTC by Bryan Christ
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:04 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-12-07 18:29:30 UTC

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Description Bryan Christ 2006-12-07 18:25:01 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


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

See description

Expected results:

Console permanently set to 80x50

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-12-07 18:29:30 UTC
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 18:33:10 UTC
Thanks.  At least this is documented now.  Google turned up nothing on this.

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