Does the current 5.3 BSD kernel by default have VESA compiled into it?
I had to compile VESA into the kernel.
Not sure what how-to's you found, but here is how I did it (from my notes)
To test (once VESA was in the kernel):
vidcontrol -f 8x8 /usr/share/syscons/fonts/FONT_NAME.fnt
vidcontrol 132x43 (or other resolution)
To make permenant:
edit /etc/rc.conf and add:
To be prefectly honest, the results were not what I wanted, and a normal 1024x768 is
still a project I intend to pursue. This info has exhausted what little info I have on the matter.
If you got atleast 800x600 in X from your card, you should atleast beable to get the 132x43
that I got at the command line. If I find anything else out, I'll post back.
Best of luck,