Restoring sc console look and feel with vt

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Sep 9 18:35:23 UTC 2017

On Sun, 10 Sep 2017, Ian Smith wrote:


> Warren, are there any docs on this at all, even if only commit messages?
> and does this code imply that it's only useful for EFI boot?

I don't think so.  At one point, I was trying to write some.  It would 
also be useful to know where this could be set permanently.  Someone 
claimed this could be set in a config file, probably loader.conf, but I 
tested it without success.

> Poly, as someone else with 'senior' eyesight and a long memory, I feel
> your pain.  I've been working in (lots of) 120 x 50 konsoles in old KDE
> on 14" LCD for years, but that's only easy on good days now, and I keep
> a magnifying glass handy - but that uses up one hand :)
> I wonder if a big LCD screen might fare better than a big CRT with this?

I don't see how there would be a difference, unless maybe it is limited 
to what the monitor supports and reports in the EDID data, and the CRT 
monitor has a lower supported maximum resolution.

On systems where I never plan to use X, I use hw.vga.textmode=1.

It's been a while since I investigated this, so I have probably 
forgotten important details.

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