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Re: prompt falls out of the screen

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: prompt falls out of the screen
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 17:03:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Danilo Segan <> writes:

>> How I do this while grub is loading I do not know.
>> Any suggestion out there?
> I believe you need to hack on GNU Mach to add such support yourself.
> I.e. the answer to your question is probably *you can't*.
> OTOH, there're other video modes which are probably supported on GNU
> Mach itself, such as 80x50, even though they use the same image width
> and height in pixels (aka "resolution", 640x400 for VGA text modes I
> think), only smaller glyphs (8x8 vs. 8x16), making them look shitty.
> I don't know how to activate them—perhaps someone else can chip in
> with some tips?

IIRC the 9x14 font looks quite nice.  Just don't use the Mach
console.  Changing fonts is easy with the Hurd console:


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