Console size and scrollback buffer.

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Nov 10 07:23:17 PST 2008

i think it can be done somehow, but isn't the best to run X on your card 
with 1440x900 resolution and run one (or several) xterms full screen.

that's what i do with fvwm2 window manager and "slightly" modified config.

no window frames, no titlebars, buttons etc, 100% screen for program, not 
only xterm

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008, James Williams wrote:

> Hello List,
> [On FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2, i386.]
> 1) How can I change the number of rowsxcols of the console? I'd like
> to use the maximum rows/cols available for the 1440x900 screen.
> 2) How can these settings be made default (takes effect at boot)?
> IOW, what is the equivalent of the "vga=0x365" Linux kernel option?
> 3) How I can set the scrollback buffer size (if that's the name) of
> the console -- the equivalent of Shift+{PgUp,PgDn} on Linux?
> I played around with vidcontrol but was not quite successful.
> Thanks in advance.
> -James.
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