Binary package “svgatextmode” in ubuntu intrepid

enable higher resolution text modes

 This program is designed to greatly improve the normal (EGA-based) text modes
 on your Linux machine. It uses an Xconfig-like configuration file to set up
 better looking text modes. (higher resolution, larger font size, higher
 display refresh...) This is already a big boon on normal 14" displays, and
 it is an immense difference on larger and better (15" and up) screens.
 It stems from the idea that it is a real waste of hardware to use EGA
 text modes on an SVGA-card, which was designed to do much better than that.
 .
 This package is mainly of use to people with older hardware that is not
 adequately supported by the Linux framebuffer drivers. If you abhor 80x25
 text modes as much as I do but have a modern CPU and video hardware, then
 building a kernel with framebuffer support is probably a better option.
 Some newer video cards are not supported by this package at all (but are
 supported by the kernel fb drivers)
 .
 WARNING: This program will not work on non-VGA based systems. Installing it
 will not do any harm, but activating the program can.