font size in vt

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue Aug 23 15:59:41 UTC 2016

Felix Friedlander wrote:
> > 
> > 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. 

I've tried converting some fonts from terminus-font-4.40/*.bdf,
none have given a satisfactory result. If anyone has a decent-looking
large FNT font (with Cyrillic characters), to make the vt console look
more like the traditional 80x25 terminal, please share.

> Fonts that you put in
> /usr/share/vt/fonts will show up in `vidfont' too.

And what's the rc.conf variable for setting the vidfont at boot time?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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