ubuntu server 7.04 console framebuffer resolution

Clem Takahashi clemtak at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 01:46:32 UTC 2007

Ubuntu users,

I just loaded ubuntu server (minimal install - no X server) for the first
time and would like to use the framebuffer vesa video modes for my tty
console.  In slackware I could do this by setting the vga=<vesa mode, e.g.
791> in lilo or grub.  Apparently that's not how it's done in Ubuntu.  There
is an fbcon (which presumably stands for "framebuffer console") module
loaded so framebuffers are apparently not compiled into the kernel but are
available as modules, so how do I use the framebuffer video mode short of

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