Console resolution/font size
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Thu Nov 26 15:51:13 UTC 2020
On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:12:58 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:17:03 +0100, Christoph Brinkhaus wrote:
> > Am Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 12:03:42PM -0500 schrieb Janos Dohanics:
> > > On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:45:06 +0100
> > > Christoph Brinkhaus <c.brinkhaus at t-online.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > > [...]
> > This is not something one want to have.
> > The only idea I have is to increase the delay of the boot menue.
> It is already 10 seconds. For a Thinkpad T480, 10 seconds should
> be more than sufficient for the screen to switch modes (if it
> actually does that)...
Increasing the delay to 20 sec made no difference.
> On modern hardware, it is absolutely important to load the correct
> KMS drivers, and it's possible to play with fonts. All of this is
> not really documented well, and personally I still consider it to
> be a bit experimental because vt can still not sufficiently do what
> sc could do for decades. There are many variables and moving parts,
> such as graphics card and driver, UEFI, display internal firmware,
> ant-tiny fonts, ugly colors, and all that, also DRM drivers and how
> and when they are loaded. A _text_ mode (per definition) no longer
> exists, it's all some kind of graphics mode. You need to experiment
> with screen size and fonts if you want to get a readable non-X11
> mode on your machine.
> Two sources of information are those:
> Also check the related manual pages, especially "man 5 loader.conf".
> Or say goodbye to "text mode" entirely and use X instead. It makes
> life a lot easier. ;-)
Thanks for the pointers.
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