Originally posted by sether
I've used Slack 10 before and I miss the "1024x768x256 framebuffer console." I can do without the logo at the top but I was curious as to how I could make the font smaller in FreeBSD 5.2.1 at the text console so I can see more on the screen.
I experimented with "vidcontrol" to try to solve my problem. Should I use the -g option [geometry] to get results? I'm not quite sure how to use "vidcontrol" to do this and "man vidcontrol" isn't much help.
Does "vidcontrol -i mode" show if higher resolutions can be supported? If so, the highest option it showed in "vidcontrol -i mode" was 640x480x8. I'm sure I can go much higher than this, so how do I do it?
Thanks in advance.
You need to somehow add VESA support to your kernel if it is not present.
Then you pick a resolution that is pleasing to the eyes and add it into your /etc/rc.conf
Something like this 'allscreens_flags="VESA_100x30"'