quoth the Edward Ruggeri: > I'm just reading through the manual for FreeBSD, and I am at section > 3.2.6 "Changing Console Video Modes." This discusses how to change > the default console resolution. I would try this out, but as I can > only access my FreeBSD box remotely at the moment, I am hesitant to > recompile the kernel with the necessary options (I currently get an > error when running "#vidcontrol -i mode": "getting active vty: > Inappropriate ioctl for device". I assume this is because the current > kernel is insufficient?).
I got this error too, over a ssh connection. vidcontrol worked fine when I tried it from the physical console. This was after rebuilding the kernel however. > I'm afraid my computer might need to be > booted by hand, which I wouldn't be able to do. I guess I would say hold off until you have physical access, because it makes no difference unless you are sitting in front. Perhaps it works over serial? I am not sure. > In any case, lacking the ability to experiment, I am curious about > different video modes. Will greater resolutions allow me to fit more > text on the screen in the console? Yes. Plus it just looks nicer, for lack of a better term. > Of course I know (maybe less than > I think) about resolution in terms of graphical environments (e.g., > can see more of a high-resolution image w/ a greater resolution), but > is it the same for text? Can't speak to this issue technically, but it essentially allows you to use much smaller, yet readable fonts in the console. > Thanks! > > Sincerely, > > -- Ned Ruggeri -d -- darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org "...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..." - Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"