Subject: Re: 1024x768 console
To: None <>
From: Cameron Patrick <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/10/2005 00:37:05
Rui Paulo wrote:

> > 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.

It's already implemented for several other ports; at the very least
(i.e. ones that I have used), mac68k, macppc and pmax support high-res
graphical consoles.