You need to activate the framebuffer drivers, which are always deactivated by default.
I configured these:
echo "fbcon" | sudo tee -a /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
echo "vesafb" | sudo tee -a /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
And then I commented out vesafb (this works for all cards I heard) in
Then we update the config:
sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
We are almost there. Now we need to look for supported resolutions for our card in framebuffer. You probably will have to install hwinfo
sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
You can see the resolutions and its hexadecimal code.
Now you can either press the
e key at boot time and add
vga=0x346) or make the change permanent in
/boot/grub/menu.lst after the
I found it more secure to try the
e key before touching the grub configuration to be sure that it works.
Later, when you switch to
Alt+F1-6 it will be in the resolution you specified. You can use
fbi and other utilities.