On 2006-07-11 08:43, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>On 2006-07-10 23:32, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>--- Stubborn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>> You need to recompile your kernel with below
>>>> options         VESA
>>> Allright, did that.
>>>> You need to include these in your rc.conf
>>>> allscreens_flags="132x25"
>>> I'm trying manually first and it's a "no go".  This is the output of
>>> 'vidcontrol -i mode':
> [snip]
> 34 (0x022) 0x00000001 T 80x60           8x8   0xb8000 32k 32k 0x00000000 32k
>> The 132x25 mode doesn't work for all video adapters, AFAIK.
>> The best I have been able to use almost everywhere is 80x30.
> I can manually get 80x60 with 'vidcontrol 80x60' and this is good
> enough for me.  How do I automate this at bootup?

By setting your preferred mode in `/etc/rc.conf':


Note that for non-default modes, you also have to set up a font in your
`rc.conf' file, otherwise vidcontrol will refuse to change the console
mode at bootup, so a more complete example would be:


After saving these in your `/etc/rc.conf' file you don't have to reboot
for them to take effect, something like the following should work too:

        hostname# /bin/sh
        # vidcontrol -f 8x8 iso-8x8.fnt
        # for dev in /dev/ttyv* ; do vidcontrol 80x60 < "$dev" ; done

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