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Re: Using console graphics (-s option) on non-standard resolutions




I'm not sure if I understand your problem, however I seem to remember that tweaking this part of .dosemurc

# name of the X font that is used (e.g. "vga") default = "" (bitmap fonts)

$_X_font = "vga11x19"
# $_X_font = "vga10x20"
# $_X_font = "vga14x30"
# $_X_font = "vga"

was a help to me getting the right fullscreen font. as you can see, I tried a number of different values before coming up with something I liked. I also seem to remember that there was a way to add fonts to the X window, but it was pretty arcane (and very few of them proved useful if I remember correctly.)

-RT


On 03/14/2011 03:47 PM, Daren Krive wrote:
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Reinhard Karcher<karcher1234@xxxxxxx>  wrote:
Am 14.03.2011 20:15, schrieb Daren Krive:
However all these newer distros change the resolution of the console
(tty1 – tty6) to something much higher than the standard 80x25 and
even change the font.  Apparently most people *like* this but I prefer
to have a standard console.  If I need more space for a Linux session
I will use a full-screen xterm.

The real problem is however that it seems that these non-standard
resolutions cause problems for DOSEMU when I use the “-s” option.

If I run DOSEMU with the s- option I get some blue text very briefly
on the screen and then my whole screen goes blank.  The only way I can
get things back to normal (that I know of)is to hard-boot my machine
(ouch).  Running DOSEMU without the –s options works fine but gives
weird output because the screen is not in 80x25 mode.

So my question is twofold.  How can I prevent Mint (or any other
distro) from doing something silly with the screen resolution?  Also
can we get DOSEMU to error out with some nice error message or
something when this happens?  Or is there some other solution?
You could use dos in X and switch to full screen using ctrl-alt-f.

To configure tty1-tty6 to 80x25, that depends on your graphic card and is a
linux question you should ask someone, who knows your distribution.

Reinhard
Hi Reinhard,

I do use the Ctrl+Alt+F feature most of the time.  However the fonts
do not look nearly as good as they do on a native console.  It works
but it isn't the ideal scenario.

I was hoping there would be a larger number of people looking for this
(standard resolution on the console) among DOSEMU users.

Daren
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