Hi … I revive this post since I want to change the console resolution from 25x80 to a better one. I can issue the commands I wrote earlier in a virtualized ipfire (within Proxmox) but now I have just a mini pc with vga. How do I change the console resolution, if I can?
I tried passing VGA=773 in the command line (after ro panic=10) but it said “unknown command line parameter, passing to user space.”
That method works in my virtual ipfire since there is a framebuffer.
But I’m just connecting a VGA monitor to a mini pc and from all the boot info I do not see a framebuffer anywhere. All I get is a console, 25x80. If it matters, the mini pc is zotac  with cu164 installed, 8 GB ram, 60 GB disk.
The patches removed fbset from being built in any further Core Updates but did not explicitly remove the program on people’s machines. So if you had a machine being upgraded it would maintain fbset being present. If you did a fresh install it would not be there.
the removal of fbset has been put into the update.sh script for Core Update166. That script will then remove fbset if you still have it in place. It has been added by Peter Mueller as part of the IPFire houskeeping for removal of old programs/files that are no longer needed after changes but where the files were not removed at the time of the change.
WOW, I wish I had known this since I spent a day+ trying to make it work with fb.
My system (cu163) has it b/c it kept updating from older versions. A fresh new cu163 install does not have fb. Anyway, I would like a better resolution that 80x25, I was hoping to set it at 1024x768 or 1280x1024. Sometimes I work directly on the console at customer sites and it easier to read the kernel: DROP lines which are wide so 1920x1080 would help.