In the last episode (Jan 23), Geert Hendrickx said: > > Try VESA_132x43. I'm not sure why all the modes aren't just WxH. > > Your card also needs to be able to support that vesa mode; you can > > run "vidcontrol -i mode | grep T" to list the text modes your card > > can do. > > I suppose my video card supports it, since it always worked under > Linux (Gentoo). However, `vidcontrol -i mode|grep T` only returns > some 80x25 through 80x60 fonts, no VESA. :-(
Linux actually goes into a graphics mode and blits the characters onto the screen, which is slow but works with any card that has a graphics mode. FreeBSD stays in text mode, which gets you a much faster console but requires video card support. "Cordula's Web" mentioned that you need kernel support for this; make sure you have "options VESA" in your kernel config file, or have loaded the vesa kernel module. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"