Changing command-line resolution

Frank Staals frankstaals at
Fri Mar 9 18:14:19 UTC 2007

John Nielsen wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 March 2007 21:48, frzburn wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I was wondering if there is a way to change the command-line
>> FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE amd64.
> Build and install a kernel with options VESA and SC_PIXEL_MODE. Reboot. 
> Run "vidcontrol -i mode". Pick one you like and make a note of its number. 
> Then do something similar to "vidcontrol -f 8x14 cp437-8x14.fnt MODE_NNN", 
> replacing NNN with the mode you noted previously and 8x14 with one of 8x8, 
> 8x14 or 8x16. The font file should match the font size and codepage you 
> want your terminal to be in. Repeat until you find the settings you want, 
> then add a line like this to /etc/rc.conf:
> 	allscreens_flags="-f 8x14 cp437-8x14.fnt MODE_NNN"
> using the same substitutions.
> See also man vidcontrol, man sc, and the FreeBSD handbook.
> JN
> _______________________________________________
If I'm correct that's not going to work since VESA module doesn't work 
on an amd64 system, or at least that's what I thought I read some time 
ago. Not sure what your goal is with your machine but if it's not meant 
as a server you can always install Xorg with some lightweight WM.

Good luck,

-Frank Staals

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