Console 50-lines at bootup?

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Jul 27 15:42:04 PDT 2004

In the last episode (Jul 27), Jay O'Brien said:
> I cannot make it set up the VGA_80x50 and 'green black' parameters 
> when booting up. I've tried many iterations of the text in 
> /etc.rc.local or /etc.rc.conf.local and I get errors and failures to boot
> that forced me to learn about single-user mode to recover.  (Probably a
> good thing that I had to learn about single-user!)

> I would like the system to boot up into VGA_80x50 and green on black, and
> I'm stumped.

This should work:

allscreens_flags="-m on 80x50 green black"

("-m on" enables the mouse)

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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