I've found helpful solutions to
randr problems on the regular GUI (Ctrl+Alt+F7) but this question is about resizing the virtual console, which doesn't have good google results.
I've been using
arandr to change VGA outputs between my 1680×1050 monitor and digital projector with I think a different ratio (definitely smaller numbers). Noticed a few quirky things like I need to resize
VGA, then resize
LVDS, then resize
VGA again (possibly multiple repeats) to reduce the maximum screen size
Between going back and forth these two devices the most recent time I somehow reduced the resolution of the virtual console (Ctrl+Alt+F6) which I use most of the day.
The virtual console still shows up correctly on the
LVDS but I'd like to change the
VGA resolution so I can watch the virtual console on my monitor. It was projecting at a nice large resolution before my most recent switch to projector and back. (I even looked at the virtual console on the projector and it was large resolution.)
Any suggestions what I might need to do here? I tried
xrandr --output VGA --mode 1680x1050 and got
can't open display error.
Let me know if there's any other info I should give.