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Date:      Sun, 18 Sep 2005 21:33:54 -0600
From:      "Harout S. Hedeshian" <hhedeshian@comcast.net>
To:        "'Micah'" <micahjon@ywave.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Changing Console Video Modes
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>> Users,
>> 
>>             This is my first time on this list so I hope I am posting in
the
>> right place. I have been a Linux user for some time and I am trying out
>> FreeBSD as some people recommended it. In my previous Mandrake (now
>> Mandriva) Linux system, I could pass a kernel parameter in the LILO
>> configuration file to set the console video mode (like "vga=xxx"). I ran
it
>> at 1024x768 and sometimes 1280x1024 (depending on the computer) to allow
>> more text on the console. I am trying to do the same for my FreeBSD
system.
>> A quick Google search brought up this tutorial:
>> http://www.mostgraveconcern.com/freebsd/. But, I'm not sure it does what
I
>> want. It takes parameters in terms of character-cell dimensions and not
>> pixel dimensions. My question is, how do you tell the kernel to use
1024x768
>> as the video mode without having to deal with fonts? Is there an easy way
to
>> do it, or am I crazy to even ask?
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Oh, and one more thing, in Linux, the console is colorful. For example,
if
>> you type "ls", directories are blue, executables are green, symlinks are
>> teal etc. Is there a way to make the console (or at least ls) colorful in
>> FreeBSD?
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Harout Hedeshian

>Not sure about video modes (I usually use a Konsole or xterm), but for 
>color make sure "setenv  CLICOLOR    1" is in your .cshrc.  I don't know 
>if this works in other shells, but you could try an equivalent line in 
>an equivalent file for your particular shell.

[Harout S. Hedeshian] 
Thanks, I added "setenv  CLICOLOR    1" to /etc/csh.cshrc file and it works
perfectly. Does anyone know about the video resolution? 


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