The resolution of the TTY1-6 is poor ~ 640×480
Ubuntu 11.10 | Grub2 | nVidia | NVIDIA GT215 Board
I went through the process on this site and after the edit the GRUB menu appears in the correct (more refined resolution). But after it boots into GNOME (via gdm3) and I attempt to view terminal 1-6 the screen is barely or completely unreadable.
I am able to revert my changes but I am looking to restore the fine resolution the terminal screens are capable of.
To determine the screen resolutions avail. to me, I used:
hwinfo --framebuffer | grep "Mode" Mode 0x0369: 1680x1050 (+6720), 24 bits
These are the steps I went through. edit 1) grub config 2) initramfs modules, then 3) update
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
Find the following three lines.
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" ... #GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480
Change them to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1680x1050-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=0x0369" ... GRUB_GFXMODE=1680x1050
sudo vi /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
uvesafb mode_option=1680x1050-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap
Create a new file:
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
Finally update the configuration files:
sudo update-grub2 sudo update-initramfs -u
Again, the GRUB menu in the beginning of the boot-up process shows the more refined resolution (including small font size), but small refined focused resolution disappears for terminals after boot up.