Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218825
Boot flag vga=extended doesn't work (setting doesn't stay)
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:04:36 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Modify the grub boot paramaters to add vga=extended and remove rhgb
2. Boot image
Console permanently set to 80x50
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
Thanks. At least this is documented now. Google turned up nothing on this.