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Date:      Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:31:23 -0700
From:      Dale Scott <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: setting console width when running FreeBSD in VirtualBox
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Doh! Thanks=2E I=27m now connected to local dev-test vm with PuTTY (like=
 font better than VirtualBox also)=2E I looked at vidcontrol=2C but the =
obvious solution is the winner=2E

Dale Scott

Calgary=2C Canada

----- Original Message -----
From=3A Polytropon =3Cfreebsd=40edvax=2Ede=3E
Date=3A Tuesday=2C January 19=2C 2010 7=3A43
Subject=3A Re=3A setting console width when running FreeBSD in VirtualBo=
To=3A Dale Scott =3Cdalescott=40shaw=2Eca=3E
Cc=3A freebsd-questions=40freebsd=2Eorg

=3E On Tue=2C 19 Jan 2010 06=3A50=3A50 -0700=2C =22Dale Scott=22 =

=3E =3Cdalescott=40shaw=2Eca=3E wrote=3A
=3E =3E Does anyone have a solution to this=3F
=3E =

=3E Yes=2C the obvious one=3A Use SSH to connect to your development-tes=
=3E server instead of using VirtualBox=27s implementation of the OS=27s
=3E console I/O=2E
=3E =

=3E Of course=2C you can change the console=27s parameters using tools
=3E like vidcontrol=3B from its manual=3A
=3E =

=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0 mode=A0=A0=A0 Select a new =

=3E video mode=2E=A0 The modes currently recognized are=3A
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 80x25=2C 80x30=2C 80x43=2C 80x5=
0=2C 80x60=2C 132x25=2C 132x30=2C 132x43=2C
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 132x50=2C 132x60=2C VGA=5F40x25=
=2C VGA=5F80x25=2C VGA=5F80x30=2C VGA=5F80x50=2C
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 VGA=5F80x60=2C VGA=5F90x25=2C V=
GA=5F90x30=2C VGA=5F90x43=2C VGA=5F90x50=2C VGA=5F90x60=2C
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 EGA=5F80x25=2C EGA=5F80x43=2C V=
ESA=5F132x25=2C VESA=5F132x43=2C VESA=5F132x50=2C
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 VESA=5F132x60=2E=A0 The raster =
text mode VESA=5F800x600 can also be cho-
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 sen=2E=A0 Alternatively=2C a mo=
de can be specified with its number by
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 using a mode name of the form M=
ODE=5F=3CNUMBER=3E=2E=A0 A list of valid
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 mode numbers can be obtained wi=
th the -i mode option=2E=A0 See Video
=3E =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Mode Support below=2E
=3E =

=3E Higher resolutions are possible=2C and VirtualBox should be able
=3E to change the dimensions of its console window to the value
=3E you set=2E Note that it may be needed to add a specific setting
=3E to /boot/loader=2Econf (e=2E g=2E VESA BIOS support)=2E
=3E =

=3E =

=3E =

=3E -- =

=3E Polytropon
=3E Magdeburg=2C Germany
=3E Happy FreeBSD user since 4=2E0
=3E Andra moi ennepe=2C Mousa=2C =2E=2E=2E
=3E =

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