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vga=0x307 is deprecated, but can't get gfxmode to work

asked 2011-11-08 15:43:51 +0000

caddr gravatar image

updated 2011-11-10 14:57:04 +0000

I've tried setting in /etc/default/grub


rebuilt grub.cfg with

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

But it doesn't work.

How does this work?


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answered 2011-11-08 16:50:20 +0000

kiilerix gravatar image

updated 2011-11-10 15:47:01 +0000

Configuration of graphical boot loader with grub2 is currently a big tricky.

First you have to convert a font, for example with:

grub2-mkfont --output=/boot/grub2/unicode.pf2 /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf

Then, in /etc/default/grub add:


and then you run:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

and reboot

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answered 2011-11-13 11:56:47 +0000

Apparently, the GRUB_TERMINAL=gfxterm line is no longer required (actually it generates an error message when loading grub2).

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answered 2011-11-08 18:15:50 +0000

evillagr gravatar image

tuxdna solution works fine. You can use any .ttf.

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answered 2011-11-13 15:29:05 +0000

Thanks!!! I was searching for this...

And if you put the next line, you'll get verne background image at boot (I was missing this from my old fedora 15) GRUB_BACKGROUND=/boot/verne.tga

/boot/verne.tga converted from verne.jpg

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answered 2011-11-08 15:57:13 +0000


Was your issue resolved? If yes, could you post the solution here.

I found a nice article on the topic:


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answered 2011-11-12 01:50:09 +0000

skytux gravatar image

this solution from @kiilerix doesn't work for me in F16 x86_64, fonts didn't change...any ideas?

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Asked: 2011-11-08 15:43:51 +0000

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