read grey text

Philip Paeps philip at
Fri Nov 4 13:19:18 GMT 2005

On 2005-11-04 13:47:26 (+0100), Efren Bravo <efrenba2003 at> wrote:
> When fbsd is booting, it shows an error in bright white inside the gray but
> I'm not able to read it.

I assume the grey is actually due to the contrast/brightness on your monitor.
By default, FreeBSD kernel messages are printed in white on black.

> Where can I read this gray text or better the error in bright white?


You might find it helps to change the colours of the console output.  You can
do this by setting SC_KERNEL_CONS_ATTR in your kernel config file.  I find
green on black the easiest to read:


See NOTES/LINT for more documentation about this.

 - Philip

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