setting VGA output from laptop

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Fri Jun 21 18:40:52 UTC 2013

> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:24:26 +0200
> Subject: setting VGA output from laptop
> From: Xavier <xavierfreebsdquestions at>
> Hi,
> Is there any way to configure VGA width output from one laptop ?

Authoritative answer: "Maybe"

It's not clear =exactly= what you're asking.

The standard FreeBSD video driver supports 80 and 90 column wide text
displays, with the caveat that 90-colum mode may not be usable on some

If you're dealing with a "graphics" display, minimal VGA is 640x480 pixels.
virtually every even remotely moddern display supports 800x600 as well, 
many support 1024x768, and a fair number go to even higher resolutions.

'man vidcontrol' will tell you how to find out what is supported on _your_

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list