font size in vt

Felix Friedlander felixphew0 at
Tue Aug 23 09:05:29 UTC 2016

> On 23 Aug. 2016, at 15:58, Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I'm currently using vt(4) for my console on a 10.3-RELEASE system.
> With the i915kms.ko loaded, my text console becomes 67 rows, 240 columns
> (according to `stty -a`) with a very small font. 
> How can I configure a larger font with less rows and columns? All my
> knowledge of syscons, vidcontrol etc seems useless with vt+i915kms.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> -- 
> Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
> sip:sudakov at

The short answer is: load a larger font. You can use the `vtfontcvt’ command to generate your own font from a bdf file - if you don’t care what font, is available in a variety of sizes. Fonts that you put in /usr/share/vt/fonts will show up in `vidfont' too.

Felix Friedlander <felixphew0 at>

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