Subject: Re: Splash screen boot HOWTO
To: Chavdar Ivanov <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/23/2006 20:44:37
On 23-Feb-06, at 6:56 PM, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:

> 2006/2/23, Bob Lee <>:
> ...
>> Sorry if this is an inappropriate post, but I just got a nice new (to
>> me) 21" monitor. I spend most of my time in the console. I would like
>> to 'pretty' up the console, perhaps using a more suitable font --  
>> will
>> the vesafb allow me to do anything? I seem to remember that I could
>> control the fonts in a limited way a while back using the pcvt  
>> driver.
>> I am currently running i386 current. Thanks a million.
> I don't know about how to control the fonts with the vesafb, but if
> you spend your time at the console, have no problems reading small
> fonts and like to have large window - then I guess COLUMNS=175
> LINES=65 is good enough (see before - 1400x1050)... The scroll is slow
> on my laptop, though, and the colours look skewed - what I would
> expect to see as white appears brownish.

If you're not using wsfb, try dropping your colour depth to 8bpp.  
Should help improve scrolling speeds dramatically if you're using 16  
or 32bpp today.