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Date:      Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:38:57 +0100
From:      List Man <>
Subject:   Re: 1024x768 on a toshiba 8100 tecra in a text (Non X) Console screen
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In-Reply-To: <20031227181454.GA1775@goku.kasby>
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I seems indeed that only the VESA_800x600 can be set.
I had hopes that this would not be the case..
Anyway right know I am having too many system freezes
when trying to start X.. most of the time starting X will
just freeze the whole system. But that is another issue
since I am using 5.2 RC2 and this is not the right place
to discuss this. 

I use FreeBSD for server (Proxy, DNS, DHCP etc) purposes for
I am used to it an knows how to tweak it for very high performance.
I work the whole day with a text interface so I want something
different when at home. I want it to be easy enough to setup
without the need to recompile or set any special settings in
for instance device.hints or loader.conf. I used to use Apple
for this and later on Windows.. 



On  0, Francesco Casadei <> wrote:
:On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 11:59:24AM +0100, List Man wrote:
:> I want to be able to use my full screen in text (Not X) mode. Right now the 
:> standard resolution is 640x480 and I would like to get it to 1024x768.
:> When I do a "vidcontrol -i mode" I get plenty of resolution options
:> presented.
:> One of them : 
:> 261 (0x105) 0x0000000f G 1024x768x8 1    8x16  0xa0000 64k 64k 0xf0000000 8192k
:> "vidcontrol -g 1024x768x8" will not give me error messages but the screen resolution
:> doesn't change.
:> This is a piece of my dmesg output :
:>         VESA: v2.0, 8192k memory, flags:0x0, mode table:0xc0a01c82 (1000022)
:>         VESA: S3 Incorporated. M7 BIOS
:> In case some of you might wonder where you can get splash screens, this is where I got
:> mine :
:From vidcontrol(1) manpage:
: mode    Select a new video mode.  The modes currently recognized are:
:     80x25, 80x30, 80x43, 80x50, 80x60, 132x25, 132x30, 132x43,
:     132x50, 132x60, VGA_40x25, VGA_80x25, VGA_80x30, VGA_80x50,
:     VGA_80x60, VGA_90x25, VGA_90x30, VGA_90x43, VGA_90x50, VGA_90x60,
:     EGA_80x25, EGA_80x43, VESA_132x25, VESA_132x43, VESA_132x50,
:     VESA_132x60.  The raster text mode VESA_800x600 can also be cho-
:     sen.  See Video Mode Support below.
:It seems that you can't set 1024x768 VESA mode, only 800x600.
:Furthermore, to achieve this you have to recompile your kernel with the
:SC_PIXEL_MODE option.
:See section 'Video Mode Support', as suggested in the above snippet.
:	Francesco Casadei


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