[TRLog] Size of text-mode area on laptop screen

D. R. Evans N7DR@arrl.net
Thu, 7 Feb 2002 10:17:22 -0700

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On 6 Feb 2002 at 23:15, Ted Champagne wrote:

> Unfortunately, I am not aware of any way of changing the size.  I think it's
> a hardware-related function, and therefore there may not actually BE any way
> to change the size, if my understanding of how the display hardware works is
> correct. I'm posting this reply to the list in the hope that someone with
> more exact knowledge can fill you in and either confirm or refute my
> assertion, and if the latter, provide you the answer you desire.

I am afraid that I am 99% sure that you are correct. There is typically no 
way to change this. At least, I have never seen such a way. It is actually 
more a case of the fact that you can't get an alternative DOS-mode display 
driver than anything fundamentally strange about the hardware. You should 
be able to run text-mode Linux OK on such machines and get a decent 
display, for example (since that will use a different driver).

  Doc  N7DR

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