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    Default Terminal Look during Startup

    Hi!

    How can I change the look of the terminal during startup of opensuse (where all things get loaded etc.)? Now the terminal looks quite old-fashioned like DOS in the old days, but I remember that opensuse had a much nicer terminal during installation with a higher resolution. How can I reactivate that terminal look?

    Kind regards,


    Phong

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    Default Re: Terminal Look during Startup

    You mean verbose mode
    Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    in the default boot arguments edit out 'splash=silent'

    I think that's all you need to do.
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    Default Re: Terminal Look during Startup

    NhatPhongTran adjusted his/her AFDB on Tuesday 14 Jul 2009 14:26 to write:

    >
    > Hi!
    >
    > How can I change the look of the terminal during startup of opensuse
    > (where all things get loaded etc.)? Now the terminal looks quite
    > old-fashioned like DOS in the old days, but I remember that opensuse had
    > a much nicer terminal during installation with a higher resolution. How
    > can I reactivate that terminal look?
    >
    > Kind regards,
    >
    >
    > Phong
    >
    >


    You can add a vga= option to the boot loader.

    If you use Yast>system>bootloader and choose the SuSE option and edit there
    is a text entry ppoint for vga which will append it ti the boot options.

    Now depending on you screen capabilities and modes that are compatible
    depends on what you enter.


    0x317 will give you 1024x768

    i use:

    0x0365

    For 1440x900

    If you know which you want then either do a google for "vga console modes"
    or similar or just holler here I have no doubt that we will find it for you.

    You can see a list of some of them in the kernel source packages in the
    documents dir under vga, but these are somewhat outdated and do not give all
    supported modes.

    HTH


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    Default Re: Terminal Look during Startup

    Hi!

    Thanks for your replies. I tried removing the splash=silent and used as vga mode 0x037d which should be something like 1920x1080 at 24bits per pixel, but still the terminal looks the same. I want to have the terminal back, that appeared right after installing opensuse, it even had some kind of a background image I remember. Maybe it's an x-based terminal then?

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    Default Re: Terminal Look during Startup

    You are talking about the boot splash/verbose mode as opposed to the desktop konsole?
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    Default Re: Terminal Look during Startup

    Yeah probably. It's just a terminal console during startup that looks a lot different than the usual DOS one. Usually with some kind of opensuse background.

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