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Re: Default console text mode to 80x40

On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 12:21:32PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 01:17:13PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 12:08:10PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I have been doing a lot of work at the console lately because X11 does not
> > > work on the machine I have.  80x40 is much more usable than 80x25. 
> > > Thoughts?
> > 
> > I though the font (and so the character resolution) was now selected based
> > on the display's resolution and DPI ? What monitor do you have ?
> This system boots up in text mode and does not use VESA or anything like
> that.  It's all standard VGA text resolutions.

I still wonder what the result would be on small, high-DPI monitors
(like small laptop ones).

If the system comes up wih too big fonts, you can change it.
If it comes up to too small fonts, you can't because you can't read
what you type.

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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