Changing command-line resolution

Daniel Marsh jahilliya at
Thu Mar 8 02:58:58 UTC 2007

On 3/8/07, frzburn <frzburn at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I was wondering if there is a way to change the command-line resolution...
> Back then with Linux, I could adjust the resolution in grub or lilo by
> passing some parameters to the kernel. Is there any way to do the same
> thing
> in FreeBSD?
> I wouldn't want to waste that big wide screen =P
> I got a Dell Inspiron 6400 (e1505) with an NVidia video card running
> FreeBSD
> 6.2-STABLE amd64.

man vidcontrol

Vidcontrol is your friend.

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