Console resolution/font size
c.brinkhaus at t-online.de
Wed Nov 25 08:45:13 UTC 2020
Am Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 02:03:18AM -0500 schrieb Janos Dohanics:
> 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:
> But after reboot, I'm back to the nearly unusable resolution of
> 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?
Please have a look at efi_max_resolution which is specfied in
/boot/loader.conf. I use that on one of my laptops.
Specify the maximum desired resolution for the EFI
console. The following values are accepted:
800x600 is not suported according to the man page.
But may be 1280x720 is aceptable for your screen.
> Janos Dohanics
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