Subject: Re: VGA console mode
To: Rishabh Kumar Goel <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 09/18/2003 23:14:32
On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 03:00:23PM +0000, Rishabh Kumar Goel wrote:
> hi all,
> i m trying to write the cosole driver for one of the netbsd ports.
> i want to know NetBSD console operates in which mode.
> I feel that is operates in VGA 640*400 mode. with 8*16 character set.

The character set can be changed, see wscons(4) and relateds

> Can anybody tell me whether it is correct.
> When do we set up the VGA card parameters? I have a 69030 VGA(PCI) card? 

The BIOS does most of the work. See the vga(4) driver.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference