On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Ngie Cooper (yaneurabeya)
<yaneurab...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 12, 2017, at 18:13, Ed Maste <ema...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 12 January 2017 at 18:50, Alan Somers <asom...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> I've seen three separate machines where FreeBSD11's vt(4) driver chops
>>> off the leftmost three columns of the screen.  Rendering simply starts
>>> at the beginning of the fourth column.  In all cases, setting
>>> "kern.vty=sc" corrects the problem.
>> Or try setting hw.vga.textmode=1
>> Did you observe this with IPMI redirected video or an attached monitor
>> (or a combination)?
> I’ll have to double check, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this with my Haswell 
> box (Escher) over VGA using my projector.
> Thanks,
> -Ngie

I take it back.  The first three columns _are_ rendered, but they
don't show up on some monitiors.  It's as if those monitors require a
minimum amount of overscan on the left side of the screen, and vt(4)
doesn't provide enough.  Can that be tuned?
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