CLI resolution

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Sat Apr 17 12:25:59 UTC 2010

Am Samstag, den 17.04.2010, 01:10 -0600 schrieb Kongxiao Zhao:
> Hi 
> im currently using ubuntu 10.04. At the time ubuntu install, the CLI looks fantastic with a fitted 1080p resolution. But after i installed the nvidia x driver, it back to the low res 640x480 as before. It there anyway to change it?
> and plus, the new theme looks good but doesn't apply automatically when logged in.
the high resolution in console terminals is achieved by kernel mode
setting (KMS). 
to support kernel mode setting the kernel driver for your graphics card
has to be integrated with certain functions in the kernel. 
neither the proprietary nvidia driver nor the closed fglrx driver have
been integrated by Nvidia/AMD with this functionality. 
since they are closed nobody in the linux community can do anything
about it, you need to contact nvidia to ask for this feature (or use the
free nouveau driver that has such integration but not the level of 3D
support the closed driver has).

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