Full Screen display in character mode.

John A. Smolin linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 17:18:20 -0400

John D'Ausilio wrote:
> I think he's referring to the fact that text mode only uses the center of
> the screen. I know of no way to avoid this problem .. my old 770E had a mode
> (in the BIOS setup somewhere) where you could cause the text mode screen to
> expand, albeit with a crappy hard-to-read font. The best thing to do is get
> X up and forget text mode on the big screen TP's :)

My 770X uses the whole screen in text mode and
always did.  I never had to set anything in linux.

Under Win95 there's a setting for the display/
advanced options for something like "screen expansion."
I use this so games in lower resolutions fill the
screen.  Perhaps linux has inherited this somehow
through the BIOS.