setting console width when running FreeBSD in VirtualBox
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Tue Jan 19 14:43:43 UTC 2010
On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 06:50:50 -0700, "Dale Scott" <dalescott at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Does anyone have a solution to this?
Yes, the obvious one: Use SSH to connect to your development-test
server instead of using VirtualBox's implementation of the OS's
Of course, you can change the console's parameters using tools
like vidcontrol; from its manual:
mode Select a new video mode. The modes currently recognized are:
80x25, 80x30, 80x43, 80x50, 80x60, 132x25, 132x30, 132x43,
132x50, 132x60, VGA_40x25, VGA_80x25, VGA_80x30, VGA_80x50,
VGA_80x60, VGA_90x25, VGA_90x30, VGA_90x43, VGA_90x50, VGA_90x60,
EGA_80x25, EGA_80x43, VESA_132x25, VESA_132x43, VESA_132x50,
VESA_132x60. The raster text mode VESA_800x600 can also be cho-
sen. Alternatively, a mode can be specified with its number by
using a mode name of the form MODE_<NUMBER>. A list of valid
mode numbers can be obtained with the -i mode option. See Video
Mode Support below.
Higher resolutions are possible, and VirtualBox should be able
to change the dimensions of its console window to the value
you set. Note that it may be needed to add a specific setting
to /boot/loader.conf (e. g. VESA BIOS support).
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