1024x768 Resolution in console?

Oliver Fuchs oliverfuchs at onlinehome.de
Sun Apr 25 19:56:13 PDT 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Eric Crist wrote:

> Hello list,
> I've posted this question before, and I've had some good tips on where to look 
> for the right answer.  I started with man pages for syscons, vidcontrol, and 
> others.  I can't figure it out.  I've been toying with this for quite a 
> while, but I'm failing.  Apparently, there's a way to get a splash screen at 
> boot with a resolution of 1024x768, but I can't figure that out, either.
> If anyone's willing to be a little more specific on where to go for the 
> answers, I'd greatly appreciate it!
> This is for a Compaq Presario 2100 (laptop).  My beef is that my console only 
> takes up a small section of the screen (although X is full screen).  I know 
> some laptops have a 'stretch' capability, but, alas, I was a cheap bastard, 
> and this one does not.

An acceptable resolution is VESA_800x600 (I do not think that the kernel can
do mor at the moment?). To enable it you have to tecompile your kernel with
option SC_OIXEL_MODE enabled (so you can use the raster text mode).
Then load the vesa support with kldload vesa and try 
"vidconrtol -g 100x37 VESA_800x600".

If it is o.k. for you put in your /etc/rc.conf file:
allscreens_flags="-g 100x37 VESA_800x600" 
and add to /boot/loader.conf:
vesa_load="YES" to load the vesa module at startup.

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