VESA mode 132x43

illoai at illoai at
Fri Feb 16 17:55:57 UTC 2007

On 15/02/07, Guillermo Gutierrez <guillermogutierrezjr at> wrote:
> Can anyone here help me with my issue below?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Remko Lodder <remko at>
> Date: Feb 15, 2007 6:32 AM
> Subject: Re: VESA mode 132x43
> To: Guillermo Gutierrez <guillermogutierrezjr at>
> Cc: freebsd-i386 at
> Guillermo Gutierrez wrote:
> > I have compiled VESA support into the kernel and when I try to set the
> > resolution to 132x43 using vidcontrol, I see the cursor but that is all.
> No
> > text and the size of the console appears to have shrunk because it wont
> > scle
> > to th esize of my monitor which can handle a resolution 1280x1024 at 60.
> >
> > I could really use some help because I would like to e able to use a
> > resolution higher than 80x60.

vidcontrol -i mode
to see supported modes
the ones you are looking for are probably the graphical modes
vidcontrol MODE_279
for 1024x768 at 16bit
vidcontrol MODE_282
for 1280x1024 at 16bit
assuming your card has enough memory.


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