Console resolution/font size
yuripv at yuripv.dev
Wed Nov 25 07:23:53 UTC 2020
Janos Dohanics wrote:
> I have a newly installed FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT Thinkpad T480:
> FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT #0 2ed50808d2b-c254384(main): Thu Nov 12 07:29:09 UTC 2020
> root at releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/amd64.amd64/sys/GENERIC amd64
> FreeBSD clang version 11.0.0 (git at github.com:llvm/llvm-project.git llvmorg-11.0.0-0-g176249bd673)
> WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
> VT(efifb): resolution 1920x1080
> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U CPU @ 1.70GHz (1896.08-MHz K8-class CPU)
> The screen is hardly readable at the resolution 1920x1080.
> At boot time I escaped to loader prompt and selected "mode 3" which
> gave the screen resolution 800x600.
> In /boot/loader.conf I added:
These 2 seem to be mutually exclusive, if you switch to text mode, you
only have the default 640x480 resolution.
> But after reboot, I'm back to the nearly unusable resolution of
After the system is fully booted, or during the entire boot process? Do
you load kms drivers via rc.conf that take over and switch the console
back to 1920x1080?
> How can I make a specific console resolution presistent across reboots?
> And how would I set a resolution between 800x600 and 1920x1080? Why is
> the setting in /boot/loader.conf ignored?
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