New to FreeBSD - Some questions

Erich Dollansky erichfreebsdlist at
Thu Jun 21 17:31:15 UTC 2012


On Thursday 21 June 2012 23:55:38 Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:24:26 +0200, Fred Morcos wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Wojciech Puchar

> > q) Is it possible to get native resolution on the console? I played
> > with vesa and vidcontrol but could never get what I wanted. Native
> > resolution would require KMS?
> As far as I know, KMS (kernel mode settings) is specific to Linux.

past tense, please.

> FreeBSD has several VESA modes bigger than 80x25. But I have to
> admit that I don't see a problem in using this default mode during
> initialization time. Later on, xterms (also those containing SSH
> and screen sessions) can be configured any size under X.

Not really. I never found out why PCBSD could use my 1366x768 screen under 
VESA but FreeBSD couldn't. The new KMS does it all.

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