Subject: Re: 1024x768 console
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/09/2005 16:26:55
On 2005-06-09, Cameron Patrick <> wrote:
> Rui Paulo wrote:
>> > 	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 request.
>> I don't think this can be done in a portable way. And AFAIK it's not possible
>> to do what you want.
> It depends what you mean by "portable".  If you mean "portable across
> modern i386-ish PC clones" you can do it using VESA video modes.
> That's certainly how Linux done it.  I believe that it should then
> just be a matter of hooking the appropriate VESA framebuffer calls
> into the wscons layer.

By "portable" I meant a way of doing it in most of the NetBSD Ports. Of course
it can be done for i386 Port only.

Rui Paulo <>