Subject: Re: 1024x768 console
To: Liam J. Foy <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/09/2005 10:12:58
In message <20050609074950.GA564@anarion>, "Liam J. Foy" writes:
>On Wed(08)/Jun/05 - , Rui Paulo wrote:
>> On 2005-06-08, Liam J. Foy <> wrote:
>> > Hey Guys,
>> >
>> > 	I have installed NetBSD 2.0.2 onto my laptop, which is a Fujitsu
>> > Siemens C Series Lifebook. I have tried to get 1024x768 console onto my la
>> > with little success. DragonFly BSD supports this, and FreeBSD have just
>> > committed the patches.
>> >
>> > 	I have asked at other sources about this, and tried some
>> > configurations in /etc/wscons.conf (setting 80x50 which I was recommended 
>> > try). This had no effect, the font was messy and the size of the screen wa
>> > still small. Right now it's a very small box in the middle of my laptop sc
>> >
>> > 	I am curious to whether this can be done at all, and if so is there any
>> > documentation I can view? I can provide any configuration files upon reque
>> I don't think this can be done in a portable way. And AFAIK it's not possibl
>> to do what you want.
>Such a shame. I'll survive! Thanks!

Check your BIOS options for the small box vs. expanded console.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,