On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Dilshod wrote:
> Subject: Customizing the consol - Changing the resolution
> Hello there,
>     I'm kind of new to FreeBSD, in terms of the structure the OS. I've
> installed FreeBSD 5.0 RC 3 before I had version 4.7. I install the OS to
> explore and learn about it, so far I love it. 
>     Here is my question: How can I change the resolution of the consol ?
> By default it's set to 640x480. I've read there is a way to display a
> splash image at higher resolution, but I'm not sure if it will stay
> afterwards. Basically I want to set the consol resolution at 1024 or
> higher, like I once had done in a Slackware Linux installation.
> Thanks,
> DT.

I believe you can fiddle with your console settings using vidcontrol(1). 
I've never tried it, but that's the tool. Note that in Unix if you're 
looking for help on a specific topic, try the 'apropos' command. Try:

$ apropos console


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