Restoring sc console look and feel with vt

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Sep 9 13:49:39 UTC 2017

On Sat, 9 Sep 2017, Polytropon wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:43:57 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 Sep 2017, Polytropon wrote:
>>>> 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...
>> Yes, it depends on VESA support by the video card.
>> Instead, try the "gop" command in the loader to list and set modes.
> My 10.3 loader doesn't seem to know that command. Do I need to
> upgrade to 11?

I think that's correct.  There are a bunch of technologies involved, 
including kernel mode switching (video drivers) and possibly UEFI, and 
the gop command might only have appeared recently.  Somebody(TM) ought 
to try to get a comprehensive overview of how it all ties together and 
write an article.

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