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Date:      Tue, 30 Dec 2003 11:36:47 +1030
From:      "Rob" <listone@deathbeforedecaf.net>
To:        <troy@twisted.net>, <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Fuzzy out of focus console w/new flatscreen monitor on bootup
Message-ID:  <013801c3ce71$33354020$a4b826cb@goo>
References:  <20031229212248.GA86452@twisted.net>

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I'm guessing that this switch changes the video mode in Linux - have a
look at vidcontrol(1) to achieve the same thing here.

The command

    vidcontrol -i mode

will list your available modes - for console work, you're probably only
interested in the text ones. Note also that if you load the vesa kernel
module with

    kldload vesa

the list will be longer. One of these modes should be the 'native'
resolution of your display, which will give you a clear picture.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Troy" <troy@twisted.net>
To: <questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:52 AM
Subject: Fuzzy out of focus console w/new flatscreen monitor on bootup


> I am using GRUB to boot into Freebsd 4.9 Stable.
>
> I recently purchased a new flatscreen monitor and when I boot up the
> console appears to be very fuzzy.
>
> I installed the NVIDIA driver and put the proper settings into the
> XF86Config and it's clear and in 1600x1200 for X windows.
>
> While researching, I found that in Linux, folks have used a switch in
> grub vga=795 when booting their kernel that gets the console to be
much
> clearer.
>
> It doesn't appear that Freebsd supports that switch in grub.  Any way
to
> get the equiv switch so the console is clean?
>
> Thanks,
> -Troy
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