Relapse to 80x25 text mode from X
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Tue Sep 20 14:29:58 UTC 2016
In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 641, Issue 3, Message: 15
On Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:59:43 +0200 Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> 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?
I don't know but I'd like to, and I don't know but I'd like to, too.
Hugely behind, I was just quickly scanning this month's archives at
when I noticed this poor lonely little message, unreplied to.
And of course searching that page for 'Poly' shows 14 messages tonight
from you helping others, as usual, plus this one.
I still use sc on two older laptops, but saw quite a few messages about
this, perhaps on stable@, but didn't wind up grokking a clear solution
or I'd have clipped it.
So this is just a dreaded 'bump' .. someone/s must know all about this?
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