Relapse to 80x25 text mode from X

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Sep 13 21:59:53 UTC 2016

When I initially installed X on my "new" Lenovo Thinkpad R61i,
after leaving X (or after switching to text mode with the
key combination Ctrl+Alt+PF1) the screen would still show
the X image, leaving me "blind" at the console. Changing
the sc driver to vt solved that problem, but opened a new
one: The text mode font is tiny and unreadable.

What is the preferred way of keeping the console in 80x25
mode _and_ being able to switch from/to X?

My /boot/loader.conf currently contains:


In /etc/rc.conf I have tried

	allscreens_flags="-f gallant"

as suggested somewhere, but that just slightly increases
the font size (still more than 80x25) and looks ugly.

The laptop contains an Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 GPU. The
screen has a physical size of 1280 x 800 pixels.

In other words: Is it possible to relapse to the default
behaviour of 80x25 sc and X that has worked for decades?
If yes, how?

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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