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I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is Windows 7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called the TTY to make the VMWare window fit better on my desktop. Currently it takes about 80% of my 1600x900 resolution. I'd like for it to look like a normal open console window.

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An ugly workaround is to install openssh, start it via systemctl enable sshd.service, and connect to it using PuTTY. –  blah Jan 1 '13 at 20:55
    
Take a look at wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/… if you are using grub (2) I'm not sure if it'll work though. –  Martín Canaval Jan 15 '13 at 10:16

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You need to set up your framebuffer: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uvesafb

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To return the different resolutions and their associated modes run:

hwinfo --framebuffer

then add the mode to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line in your grub config

e.g.

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=0x0317"
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