How to control console resolution

Ernest Doub hideserted at
Thu Sep 29 18:45:27 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 5:13 AM, Harry Putnam <reader at> wrote:

> How does one control the resolution shown in text/console mode?
> I have a monitor that seems to have no means to adjust the viewable
> area.  An older samsung LCD.  the settings menu appears not to offer
> any means to make viewing size adjustments like my old crts did.

Have you looked here:

Also what is the model number?

> The default text/console resolution means the first 3 characters on
> any line are off the viewable area and when the console becomes full,
> moving the prompt to the bottom, half the prompt line is below the
> visible area.
> I see no way to adjust it on the hardware so how can I adjust it with
> OS tools? Perhaps some edit to grub.cfg or can it be done dynamically
> once the OS is running?
> The stuff I've googled up with stings like:
>  `ubuntu set resolution console'
> Turns up plenty of tips but they all revolve around grub, not grub2
> which is the default on 11.4.
> Its not at all clear how to translate those kind of things to grub

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account for less than 1% of the 30,000.  There are three times as many
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Perhaps we need safety locks on doctors and nurses?

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