Ubuntu :: Changing Virtual Console Screen Resolution

Feb 1, 2011

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell Optiplex GX270, with the Intel video chip. I have a problem with my virtual consoles/terminals (<ctrl-alt>F1-F6). The default screen resolution was set to 1600x1200 at installation, which results in a nearly microscopic, unreadable font. I posted the problem on this thread on ubuntuforums.org, where they suggested adding GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 and GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=640x480 to /etc/default/grub and /etc/grub.d/00_header. Still no joy--the console screen resolution still was 1600x1200.

I have noticed that the screen resolution changes three times during boot; it starts at standard VGA, 640x480, then switches to 1600x1200, then finally to 1024x768, which is my preferred resolution in X. But, if I switch to a virtual console, the resolution shoots up to 1600x1200 again. There are times when I like to use virtual terminals, and I would like to avoid eyestrain.

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Before I forced it to behave itself by adding an xorg.conf with a lone "Modes" entry for 1024x768, X was setting the panel to 640x350 by default. It appears from looking at get-edid | parse-edid that this is because 640x350 is the only resolution this idiot panel's EDID says it knows about, even though its native resolution is in fact 1024x768.

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1. Adding "set gfxpayload=1024x768x16,1024x768" into the boot sequence, right before the "linux" line, by using GRUB2's inbuilt boot sequence editor (Ctrl-E): no change.

2. Changing the GRUB_GFXMODE= line in /etc/default/grub and running update-grub: changes the resolution used for GRUB's own menu, but as soon as the kernel boots it's back to 640x350 on text consoles.

3. Same as (2) but also adding a "set gfxpayload=keep" line in /etc/grub.d/00_header, right after the "set gfxmode=${GRUB_GFXMODE}" line: same effect as (2).

4. Removing the "splash" option from the "linux" line. No change (I guess this is because usplash didn't work anyway at 640x350). By the way, usplash.conf is set up for 1024x768 and yes, I did remember to dpkg-reconfigure -phigh usplash to rebuild the initramfs after checking this.

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