vt console driver

Jamie Griffin griffin8j at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 08:35:50 UTC 2014

I'm trying out the vt console driver and i'm wondering about the font 
display when the system first boots up.

Ideally, I'd like to have it in graphical mode from the start so I can 
benefit from a nice sized font; however, when I do that, by unsetting 
hw.vga.textmode in /boot/loader.conf, the font is fuzzy and unwieldy. 
the text doesn't fit the screen properly and is very big compared to 
what it should be. If I do have hw.vga.textmode set then of course it 
boots into a display with the regular console 8x16 font but when vt 
switching, I get a lovely display with small, neat text and lots of info 
on the screen.

My questions is, how can I get that from the start; i.e. i'd like it to 
be like that on first boot and on all my console screens. Does anyone 
know how I do that?

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