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Thread: Kali v1.1.1 on Utilite Pro: wanna change VGA resolution for TTYs.

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    Post Kali v1.1.1 on Utilite Pro: wanna change VGA resolution for TTYs.

    I have just downloaded Kali v1.1.1 for Utilite (Compulab) ARMHF image.
    It works fine, but now I absolutely need to change the resolution of the TTYs virtual consoles, because it has too many columns/rows.

    On other distros, I used to add "vga=XXX" to the boot options (GRUB or whatever), but this Kali image seems not to have such boot.txt config file, nor GRUB.

    This is the partition structure of my 8GB SDCard:

    Code:
    luis@kali:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 8068 MB, 8068792320 bytes
    4 heads, 32 sectors/track, 123120 cylinders, total 15759360 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00053c39
    
            Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/mmcblk0p1            2048      264191      131072    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/mmcblk0p2          264192    14335999     7035904   83  Linux
    And here is the dir of the first partition, supposedly having the boot information, or boot manager:

    Code:
    luis@kali:~$ cd /media/
    luis@kali:/media$ sudo mkdir drive
    luis@kali:/media$ sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 drive/
    luis@kali:/media$ ls drive/ -la
    total 3896
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   16384 Jan  1  1970 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root    4096 Aug 10 02:50 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3967900 Apr 11 01:59 uImage-cm-fx6
    Where is the boot config place to add new parameters?
    If it does not exist, is there any other manner to change my VGA mode for TTY ?

    Thanks a lot.

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    You have to change it in the u-boot bootloader via serial console, or using fw_setenv - I normally use the former, but the latter is supposed to work just fine.

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