Subject: Frobbing pcvt VGA parameters
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 08/05/1996 00:29:33
on the subject of console glass-tty emulation: Linux has
a utility called SVGATextMode, which can frob fairly arbitrary
parameters of an SVGA card's text modes, and automagically
resize the linux pcvt-like console emulator windows appropriately.
I've used it to set non-standard char cell sizes and dimensions on
laptops; to use high-res displays on SVGA monitors; and to cope with
machines equipped with non-multisync monitors, or multisycn monitors
that don't do the default SGVA rate (e.g., monitors recycled off RS/6000
It uses a very xf86-like config file to specify chipset, clocks, etc.
For example, I use
# Use 1024x1024 mode for text
"128x64" 89.2108 1024 1048 1208 1408 1024 1027 1030 1056 font 8x16
on a machine with a monitor that _does not_ work with the standard
VGA 80x25 mode.
Is there any equivalent for NetBSD?
If not, would it be possible to provide a config-time hook to hardcode
gross hacks like this into either pccons or pcvt?