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Re: Default console text mode to 80x40

On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 07:32:00PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 01:43:03PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 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.
> Well, in VGA text mode it's still plenty big, and a lot more usable than
> 80x25:
> 	http://www.netbsd.org/~ad/IMG_20191130_143848.jpg

Yes, on such a display it's big enough. My question was, how would
it look on a 11" display ? Or on a laptop display which, when
runuing in 640x480, displays 640x480 native pixels on the center of the
screen and doesn't scale it to the whole space ?

> Do you mean with VESA / graphical console?  I don't think it will affect
> that.  I had a look at the list of fonts in wsfont.c, and it looks like the
> two existing fonts we have would be selected before the one I added
> (FONT_BOLD8x16, FONT_BOLD16x32).  So nothing should change there.  It will
> only affect VGA text mode.

Yes, but when running on an unsupported graphical hardware, we end up in
VGA text mode, isn't it ?

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

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