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Thread: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

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    Default How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    I have a widescreen laptop and it looks really weird to have all these black bars. Is there a way to change the boot screens (not GRUB, but the loading splash screen and the startup messages screen) from 1024x768 to 1280x800? I have the actual desktop set at the right resolution (had to go into YaST > Hardware to fix it) but nothing happened to the boot screens.

    Help?

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    You have to change the "vga=" option in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Not sure about the specific vga-code for 1280x800 though. for 1024x768 it's "vga=0x317".

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    Hmm.. Does anyone know that code?

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    from the archives

    1280x800 append "vga=0x368"

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    there must be, somewhere, a "complete list"....i've been looking for,
    buy have not found the right vga= for my 1440x900 at 60 hz..

    anyone know where the list is hidden??

    DenverD

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    i think this command may help (as root):
    Code:
    hwinfo --framebuffer
    You should choose 16bit, if you want to you the splash screen and one more thing you need to do is :

    Code:
    mkinitrd -s 1280x800

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    I'll try changing the vga first, but is that at 60Hz refresh rate? it's an LCD screen on a laptop, so is 60Hz or whatever it is by default good?

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    there must be, somewhere, a "complete list"....i've been looking for,
    buy have not found the right vga= for my 1440x900 at 60 hz..

    anyone know where the list is hidden??

    DenverD
    have a look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt on your pc/laptop might surprise you

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    ok editing menu.lst didn't work, so I'm going to try those commands now.

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    Default Re: How do I resize boot screens from 1024x768 to 1280x800?

    Doesn't work. This is what happens.

    Code:
    agi@linux-adr4:~> hwinfo --framebuffer
    bash: hwinfo: command not found
    agi@linux-adr4:~> kdesu hwinfo --framebuffer
    kdesu: Unknown option 'framebuffer'.
    kdesu: Use --help to get a list of available command line options.
    agi@linux-adr4:~> mkinitrd -s 1280x800
    bash: mkinitrd: command not found
    agi@linux-adr4:~> kdesu mkinitrd -s 1280x800
    kdesu(3784): Daemon not running -- nothing to stop

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