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chequerchequer Posts: 5Member
When I open Dos I cannot display the full text in the dos window.
ie.C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> only displays, :WINDOWSSYSTEM32>
Using my monitor screen adjustments makes no difference to the Dos or Qbasic window
How can fix it?
Here is what I have as my DOS Properties selections

Selected in the MS-DOS Prompt Properties Box
Screen tab:
[Usage] Full-screen
[Window] Restore settings at startup
[Performance] Fast ROM emulation and Dynamic memory allocation
General tab:
Type of file: Shortcut to MS-DOS Program
Description: MS-DOS Prompt
Misc tab: Allow screen saver, Always suspend, Warn if still active & Fast pasting
Program tab:MS-DOS Prompt
Cmd line [C:WINDOWSsystem32command.com}
Working [C:WINDOWSsystem32]
Shortcut key [None]
Run [Maximised]
and Close on exit
Compatibility No options selected
Font types: Available types [Both font types] & Auto Font size
Memory tab: Total [Auto]
Initial environment:[Auto]
Expanded [EMS] memory: Total {None]
Uses HMA, selected
MS-DOS protected-mode [DPMI] memory: Total [Auto]
Summary tab: all empty

Chequer
When the game is over, the King and the pawn share the same box.

Comments

  • HackmanCHackmanC Posts: 441Member
    I have the same problem with Linux.
    When I change to the console it shows "ebian GNU..."

    The problem arises because your (and my) monitor
    doesn't allow that "Refresh Rate", I believe its
    43-50 MHz; when you go to DOS 80x25.

    In Microsoft DOS you can try to use:

    mode con: cols=80 lines=43 or
    mode con: cols=80 lines=50 or
    try with another [lines] section.

    You can't go to DOS 80x25 without distortion.
    The "C:mode con: lines=50" changes your DOS
    to 80x50 and the refresh rate.
    That's the only "quick" option.

    [red]Good luck![/red]
    [blue]Hackman[/blue]
  • chequerchequer Posts: 5Member
    : I have the same problem with Linux.
    : When I change to the console it shows "ebian GNU..."
    :
    : The problem arises because your (and my) monitor
    : doesn't allow that "Refresh Rate", I believe its
    : 43-50 MHz; when you go to DOS 80x25.
    :
    : In Microsoft DOS you can try to use:
    :
    : mode con: cols=80 lines=43 or
    : mode con: cols=80 lines=50 or
    : try with another [lines] section.
    :
    : You can't go to DOS 80x25 without distortion.
    : The "C:mode con: lines=50" changes your DOS
    : to 80x50 and the refresh rate.
    : That's the only "quick" option.
    :
    : [red]Good luck![/red]
    : [blue]Hackman[/blue]


    Thanks Hackman,
    I know very little about this sort of thing.
    What am I supposed with these commands?
    mode con: cols=80 lines=43 or
    mode con: cols=80 lines=50 or
    try with another [lines] section.
    Do I enter them somewhere?
    How do I find out what my refresh rate is?



    Chequer
    When the game is over, the King and the pawn share the same box.
  • HackmanCHackmanC Posts: 441Member
    You have to write it on the DOS command line prompt.
    The "mode" is an old ".com" application still in DOS & Windows.
    When you go to DOS, write this in the command line:

    C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> mode con: lines=50

    The refresh rate of the DOS command line at 80x25,
    can't be changed, even I don't know if you can see it.
    It's performed by the BIOS, and its unchangeable by
    normal means.

    [quote]
    [color=Blue]When I open Dos I cannot display the full text in the dos window.
    ie.C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> only displays, :WINDOWSSYSTEM32> [/color]
    [/quote]

    I suppose you know how to go to the command line.
    Because you see the C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> prompt.

    [quote]
    [color=Blue][Usage] Full-screen[/color]
    [/quote]

    I suppose you are in full screen mode, not windowed mode.

    [red]Good luck![/red]
    [blue]Hackman[/blue]
  • chequerchequer Posts: 5Member
    : You have to write it on the DOS command line prompt.
    : The "mode" is an old ".com" application still in DOS & Windows.
    : When you go to DOS, write this in the command line:
    :
    : C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> mode con: lines=50
    :
    : The refresh rate of the DOS command line at 80x25,
    : can't be changed, even I don't know if you can see it.
    : It's performed by the BIOS, and its unchangeable by
    : normal means.
    :
    : [quote]
    : [color=Blue]When I open Dos I cannot display the full text in the
    : dos window.
    : ie.C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> only displays, :WINDOWSSYSTEM32> [/color]
    : [/quote]
    :
    : I suppose you know how to go to the command line.
    : Because you see the C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> prompt.
    :
    : [quote]
    : [color=Blue][Usage] Full-screen[/color]
    : [/quote]
    :
    : I suppose you are in full screen mode, not windowed mode.
    :
    : [red]Good luck![/red]
    : [blue]Hackman[/blue]

    Yes I am opening it in a full window.
    I don't know too much, could you please explain, in detail, how to enter
    mode con: cols=80 lines=43 or
    mode con: cols=80 lines=50 or
    these commands

    Chequer
    When the game is over, the King and the pawn share the same box.
  • HackmanCHackmanC Posts: 441Member
    Ok, when you see this :

    [color=Blue]:WINDOWSSYSTEM32>[/color]

    write this :

    [color=Blue]mode con: lines=50[/color]

    and press the "Enter" key at the end.
    I'm sorry I can't be more explicit.

    I can't explain you how to open a command prompt,
    because that was your first statement...

    "Quote..."
    [color=Red]When I open Dos[/color] I cannot display the full text in the dos window.
    ie.C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> only displays, :WINDOWSSYSTEM32>


    [red]Good luck![/red]
    [blue]Hackman[/blue]
  • chequerchequer Posts: 5Member
    : Ok, when you see this :
    :
    : [color=Blue]:WINDOWSSYSTEM32>[/color]
    :
    : write this :
    :
    : [color=Blue]mode con: lines=50[/color]
    :
    : and press the "Enter" key at the end.
    : I'm sorry I can't be more explicit.
    :
    : I can't explain you how to open a command prompt,
    : because that was your first statement...
    :
    : "Quote..."
    : [color=Red]When I open Dos[/color] I cannot display the full text in
    : the dos window.
    : ie.C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> only displays, :WINDOWSSYSTEM32>
    :
    :
    : [red]Good luck![/red]
    : [blue]Hackman[/blue]
    Sorry for the late reply but my computer malfunctioned, something to do with the CPU
    I had to send it to Adelaide Sth.Australia to get it fixed.
    Do you know the shortcut key to press to change a minimised to maximised screen?


    Chequer
    When the game is over, the King and the pawn share the same box.
  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : : Ok, when you see this :
    : :
    : : [color=Blue]:WINDOWSSYSTEM32>[/color]
    : :
    : : write this :
    : :
    : : [color=Blue]mode con: lines=50[/color]
    : :
    : : and press the "Enter" key at the end.
    : : I'm sorry I can't be more explicit.
    : :
    : : I can't explain you how to open a command prompt,
    : : because that was your first statement...
    : :
    : : "Quote..."
    : : [color=Red]When I open Dos[/color] I cannot display the full text in
    : : the dos window.
    : : ie.C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32> only displays, :WINDOWSSYSTEM32>
    : :
    : :
    : : [red]Good luck![/red]
    : : [blue]Hackman[/blue]
    : Sorry for the late reply but my computer malfunctioned, something
    : to do with the CPU
    : I had to send it to Adelaide Sth.Australia to get it fixed.
    : Do you know the shortcut key to press to change a minimised to
    : maximised screen?
    :
    :
    : Chequer
    : When the game is over, the King and the pawn share the same box.

    Alt+Enter
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