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    Knoppix 6.4.3 external monitor: only 30 lines used

    I always start with knoppix 2 to get nice sparse working environment.
    All the following is *not using X*.
    Version 6.4.3 knows when my laptop is connected to an external monitor and diverts straight to it. (Good!)
    BUT
    However many additional cheatcodes I try, only 30 lines of the screen are used, though the typeface is nice and compact. Suspect width is restricted too as (with wide output) I get "early" word wrap. Poss only ?80 characters (sorry: ought to have counted: haven't).
    Effectively, only the top left-hand quadrant of the screen is utilised.
    I've tried screen=1280x1024, fb1280x1024, vga=normal, vga=733 all to no avail.
    Any ideas?
    This screen is 1280x1024; I've another one that is 1680x1050.
    Fergus

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    May not be the most elegant solution, but you can try manually set up COLUMNS and LINES :-

    # echo $COLUMNS
    # echo $LINES
    # LINES=50
    # COLUMNS=100
    # echo $LINES $COLUMNS

    Perhaps 'resize' will do it properly for you? I don't know, but you can try :-

    # eval `resize`

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    Thank you kl522 for suggestion.
    Unfortunately no change: echo $COLUMNS $LINES reveals that initially both are set high anyway - but not implemented.
    Changing them triggered no implementation.
    The "resize" command is understood neither by 6.4.3 CD nor by 6.4.3 DVD.
    But thanks anyway. Will keep watching and hoping.
    Fergus

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    How about these :-

    # stty rows 50
    # stty columns 160

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    Quote Originally Posted by fergus View Post
    This screen is 1280x1024
    Have you tried vga=ask? According to this, you could also try vga=794...

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