Re-size screen during install

Hi all,

Just tried installing Haiku on a HP Elitebook 2760P.

I got as far as the first screen for choosing whether to run installer or boot as a live-cd. Default screen size puts the buttons well below the bottom of my monitor (cuts off near base of keymap selector). Is there a way to change the screen dimensions/resolution manually at this point?

I got through blind (press enter and hope it was highlighted on the option i wanted. If not, retry and push arrow key first…), but seeing what I’m at would help.

Secondly, is there a way to get the laptop’s touchscreen/wacom-digitiser to work?

Thank-you in advance
All help greatfuly received
Wishing you the best


Hi Thom,

there are several solutions to reach things in windows outside your screen:

  • You can grab the window at any border to move it.
  • You can right-click any border to resize the window (if it's resizable, of course).
  • You can hold CTRL + ALT and left-click-drag to move or right-click-drag to resize a window.
To change the resolution in your specific situation, you can try to invoke the Team Monitor by pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL and choose "Restart the desktop". This will launch Tracker and Deskbar, where you find the "Screen" prefs under "Preferences".

Hope that helps,

“Restart the desktop”.

ps | grep “/boot/system/Tracker” | grep -v “grep” | awk ‘{print $2}’ | xargs -i kill -9 {}
sleep 1
ps | grep “/boot/system/Deskbar” | grep -v “grep” | awk ‘{print $2}’ | xargs -i kill -9 {}
sleep 1
/boot/system/Tracker &
/boot/system/Deskbar &

What is the screen resolution on this machine? We should make the boot prompt window fit in by default, I guess.