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Date:      Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:40:14 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, xavierfreebsdquestions@gmail.com
Subject:   Re: setting VGA output from laptop
Message-ID:  <201306211840.r5LIeEPI033462@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <CALe6D=v8zONAtO=sQEP7WzJa5v0H+zNdGCLhYvffxLV7whXYhQ@mail.gmail.com>

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> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:24:26 +0200
> Subject: setting VGA output from laptop
> From: Xavier <xavierfreebsdquestions@gmail.com>
>
> Hi,
>
> Is there any way to configure VGA width output from one laptop ?
>

Authoritative answer: "Maybe"

It's not clear =exactly= what you're asking.

The standard FreeBSD video driver supports 80 and 90 column wide text
displays, with the caveat that 90-colum mode may not be usable on some
laptops.  

If you're dealing with a "graphics" display, minimal VGA is 640x480 pixels.
virtually every even remotely moddern display supports 800x600 as well, 
many support 1024x768, and a fair number go to even higher resolutions.

'man vidcontrol' will tell you how to find out what is supported on _your_
machine.






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