1024x768 on a toshiba 8100 tecra in a text (Non X) Console screen

List Man listman at 2u2.nu
Sat Dec 27 02:59:58 PST 2003

First of all the best wishes for all of you.

I have seen people puzzling with the following before but
never saw a definitive answer on the topic.

I have FreeBSD 5.2 on a toshiba tecra 8100 with the following in

snd_pcm_load="YES"               # Digital sound subsystem
snd_ds1_load="YES"               # ds1
vesa_load="YES"                  # Set this to YES to load the vesa module
splash_bmp_load="YES"            # Set this to YES for bmp splash screen!
bitmap_load="YES"                # Set this to YES if you want splash screen!
bitmap_name="/boot/daemon.bmp"   # Set this to the name of the bmp or pcx file
console="vidconsole"             # Set the current console

I want to be able to use my full screen in text (Not X) mode. Right now the 
standard resolution is 640x480 and I would like to get it to 1024x768.

When I do a "vidcontrol -i mode" I get plenty of resolution options

One of them : 
261 (0x105) 0x0000000f G 1024x768x8 1    8x16  0xa0000 64k 64k 0xf0000000 8192k

"vidcontrol -g 1024x768x8" will not give me error messages but the screen resolution
doesn't change.

This is a piece of my dmesg output :
        VESA: v2.0, 8192k memory, flags:0x0, mode table:0xc0a01c82 (1000022)
        VESA: S3 Incorporated. M7 BIOS

In case some of you might wonder where you can get splash screens, this is where I got
mine : http://www.baldwin.cx/splash/.




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