Changing console size, vidcontrol only lists 80x25

Doug Poland doug at
Tue Oct 30 06:46:25 PDT 2007

Joshua Isom wrote:
> I recently bought a new LCD monitor for my computer.  It handles 
> 1440x900 and seems to automatically do some scaling(although buggy) to 
> utilize the entire screen, resulting in a stretched, blurry, and cropped 
> screen for the console.  After some time and playing around, I was about 
> to get Xorg to behave and use the native resolution of the monitor.  
> When I run vidcontrol -i mode, only 80x25 is displayed for options, 
> nothing else.  The "option VESA" doesn't seem to work in STABLE anymore 
> so I'm not sure how to be able to get better support.  I'm currently 
> running STABLE on amd64.
You also need

options         SC_PIXEL_MODE

in your kernel


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