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Re: Default console text mode to 80x40
Ok, I think the answer here is that on a modern machine it should have
booted up and used the graphical console (I assume it's still the default,
but the driver is broken on this box) so text mode font isn't the answer.
On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 10:43:23PM +0300, Valery Ushakov wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 19:32:00 +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
> > 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.
> Can we make that a boot option so that people can configure their
> kernels without recompiling? (Personally, I quite intensely dislike
> text mode vga fonts at larger than 80x25).
> Can we modload fonts? (macallan@?)
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