Dan, Erik, JJB... Thank you all, that worked. And once I saw the whole screen with green on black, (ugh!) I went back to white on black. But now at least I know how to do it!
Now to find the syntax for allscreens_flags and learn about that argument. I may want to set different virtual terminals to different settings. Jay O'Brien Rio Linda, CA USA Ref: FreeBSD console 50 lines JJB wrote: > What Dan meant to say is add this line to your rc.conf file and > reboot > > allscreens_flags="-m on 80x50 green black" > > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Dan Nelson > Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 6:42 PM > To: Jay O'Brien > Cc: FreeBSD - questions > Subject: Re: Console 50-lines at bootup? > > In the last episode (Jul 27), Jay O'Brien said: > >>I cannot make it set up the VGA_80x50 and 'green black' parameters >>when booting up. I've tried many iterations of the text in >>/etc.rc.local or /etc.rc.conf.local and I get errors and failures > > to boot > >>that forced me to learn about single-user mode to recover. > > (Probably a > >>good thing that I had to learn about single-user!) > > > :) > > >>I would like the system to boot up into VGA_80x50 and green on > > black, and > >>I'm stumped. > > > This should work: > > allscreens_flags="-m on 80x50 green black" > > ("-m on" enables the mouse) > > -- > Dan Nelson > [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"