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Date:      Tue, 5 Sep 2017 15:12:45 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Restoring sc console look and feel with vt
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As more and more systems got updated, vt has become the default
console driver, and sc and modern X seem to heavily collide, so
there is no way back. However, even though vt basically works,
the modes it automatically chooses are far from usable from my
point of view: The text is far too small to be conveniently read.
Also the colors seem to be "wrong" and of low contrast (compared
to sc, that is, on the same hardware).

The "just works" feeling somehow has been lost... :-(

Basically, I'd like to know if it is possible to configure vt
in a way that it displays a 80x25 text mode with whatever font.
I don't even mind if the "drawing characters" (pseudographic
block characters for boxes, such as in the Midnight Commander)
stopped working long time ago, especially in combination with
the use of german Umlauts and Eszett (=F6=E4=FC =D6=C4=DC and =DF) - UTF-8
vs. ISO-8859-1 in text mode is a totally different problem.
If I have to select from a plethora of fonts, I don't mind,
but I'd like to know beforehand _which_ font, and what other
parameters I have to adjust in order to get vt starting to work
like sc did for decades.

Is that easily possible?

Experimental system is FreeBSD/i386 10.3-p22 (held current with

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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