font size on console.
david.hauan at fairchild.af.mil
Wed Oct 27 15:28:41 PDT 2004
> From: Eric Kjeldergaard [mailto:kjelderg at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 5:28 PM
> To: Giorgos Keramidas
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: font size on console.
> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 16:15:34 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas
> <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> > On 2004-10-25 08:48, pixiedave <pixiedave at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > hey all, is therer a way to adjust the "resolution" on
> the console?
> > > I have played around with the settings in sysinstall, but it does
> > > not apear to do anything. I have huge characters, and like small
> > > size fonts and more real estate.
> > >
> > > If it matters, ATI 7500 TV card and a 17 inch lcd
> display. Running
> > > 6.0 on a P4 Intel Board.
> > You can always try to kldload vesa.ko at boot time and then
> > with VESA 800x600 modes:
> > # vidcontrol -g 100x37 VESA_800x600
> Even without the VESA being loaded, setting appropriate fonts
> and doing a vidcontrol 80x60 will be a big help. I run the
> 80x60 on my laptop which is a radeon 7500 14" LCD. It gives
> me a LOT more text area. man vidcontrol is the real resource
> on the matter.
> > Someone was working on improved VESA support for the
> FreeBSD console.
> > The last time I checked the patch that floated around the -current
> > mailing list, it supported 800x600 modes, 1024x768, even
> 1280x1024 on
> > some adapters.
> > Then, there's always X11 :-)
> I didn't know that one could pass 1024x768. Thought there
> was some or another issue with it, but maybe that's just for
> displaying splash images.
So where is the best place to load this at boot so when
all users log in they get the vidcontrol settings I set.
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