Fedora 18 console screen res, help me understand systemd
alanwevans at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 14:42:59 MDT 2013
To try to answer the original question... How to change the console
resolution. I find that the Arch Wiki has LOTS of great info relevant
to more than just Arch.
Caveat emptor: There are often subtle differences between distros.
i.e. on Arch one uses grub-mkconfig and /boot/grub/grub.cfg on Fedora
one uses grub2-mkconfig and /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. But tab completion
and man pages are your friend for working out these minor differences.
Long and short of it.
1. Edit /etc/default/grub and make sure the following are set the way
you want and uncommented.
2. Run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
-- OR -- if like in my case you have a finicky monitor (I assume not
because its 1920x1200 or something...) You can switch to an entirely
1. Edit /etc/default/grub and comment out
2. Add or uncomment:
3. Run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
As for systemd. I was at first annoyed by the switch but as I get
comfortable with it I really like what I see. IMO the problem w/
adoption has been the documentation. While thurough its not
particularly...... practical I guess. Its very academic, like reading
a text book; not so much like reading an owners manual. I learned a
lot by looking into target and service definitions to really
understand what was going on.
Again I find the Arch Wiki and the previously linked Fedora Wiki to
both be helpful
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Jared Smith <jaredsmith at jaredsmith.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Guess with an increasing divergence here in the short term, that
>> advice wouldn't be so useful anymore.
>> Anyway I think I will give Fedora 18 a go on my main workstation and see
>> if I can get comfortable with systemd.
> In the short term, yes, there's going to be some divergence. If you
> followed the introduction of SELinux, it was a very similar situation.
> Long-term, I think you'll see even conservative distributions like
> RHEL move over to systemd. Because of the slower release cycle of
> enterprise distributions, It just may take three or four (or even
> more) Fedora releases before they catch up. And in the meantime,
> Fedora keeps forging ahead (in many different directions).
> Jared Smith
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