Ubuntu – Proper way to change terminal resolution in Ubuntu Server 13.04?

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I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.04 in a VMware VM running only in command-line mode (i.e. no GUI). It defaults to a 640x480 screen resolution, but I'd like to increase that to either 800x600 or 1024x768.

Lines in /etc/default/grub that I've changed include:


I've tried many of the suggestions I've seen online, variants of the above three lines, and many have simply hung the reboot with a blank screen, forcing a force-shutdown of the VM… at which point I backed up one VMware snapshot.

Running sudo hwinfo --framebuffer gives me a lot of info:

    Model: "Vmware virtual machine"  
    Revision: "2.0"  
    Memory Size: 64 MB  
Lines for 800x600 include:  
    Mode 0x0303: 800x600 (+800), 8 bits  
    Mode 0x0314: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits  
    Mode 0x0324: 800x600 (+800), 8 bits  
    Mode 0x0332: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits  
    Mode 0x0340: 800x600 (+3200), 24 bits  

I've excluded all the other resolutions as I'm just interested in 800×600 at the moment. Apparently Ubuntu Server 13.04 using grub2, so how do I accomplish this?

Best Answer

I solved it... and all I had to do was edit /etc/default/grub thus:


I ran sudo update-grub, sudo reboot and it sticks in a larger-size console mode... just what I wanted.