Restoring sc console look and feel with vt
freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Sep 5 20:53:05 UTC 2017
On Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:13:04 -0500, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> > I'll try to express better:
> > When the system boots, the screen uses 80x25 characters. The
> > character size depends on the screen size of course. With sc,
> > I get "big letters" on a 21" CRT, as intended.
> > When booting with vt, the system starts booting with the 80x25
> > mode, then switches to a font where I'd say the screen has
> > 160x100 characters (just a guess, I didn't count them actually).
> > Those are "small letters", even on a 21" CRT, too small for me
> > to be read conveniently.
> > So what I need is a way to tell vt to display 80x25 characters
> > that "scale up", and generally make them look like the regular
> > sc text mode.
> > > For the former, removing the previous advice from loader.conf would be
> > the
> > > first step. Then you should be able to find an acceptable setting
> > > experimenting with vidcontrol eg resolution/fonts.
> > With vidcontrol, I only get error messages. I think it ie tied
> > to sc? I also have no idea what font names to try...
> Does your video hw requite kms?
Which one doesn't? ;-)
> If so, when is it loaded? It should
> loaded from loader.conf, not later.
Yes, I have those entries in /boot/loader.conf:
The system has an on-board Intel GPU. The system boots with the
normal ("native") 80x25, then clears the screen upon kernel load,
continues for a short while in that mode, still 80x25, then lets
the screen flicker, and finally run at 133x52 (counted "manually")
which isn't sufficiently readable for me anymore. The mouse cursor
is even harder to spot...
But as I said, without vt + KMS, X doesn't work anymore. We seem
to live in modern times. ;-)
> You may need to explicitly define:
> You can load fonts with:
> vidcontrol -f <font_name>
> Fonts should be located in:
Thanks for the pointer, I will try this now and report back about
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