80x50 console yet?

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80x50 console yet?

Tino Bonaccorso
Great to see macppc updated! Is 80x50 console possible with recent changes?

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Re: 80x50 console yet?

Miod Vallat
> Great to see macppc updated! Is 80x50 console possible with recent changes?

macppc systems use a frame buffer console. 80x50 VGA text mode with a
8x8 font doesn't make any sense on this platform.

The default settings in OpenBSD, for frame buffer console, favour larger
font sizes with a textport width of 80 character cells, which usually
yields a 12x22 font and a 85x34 textport.

If you want more lines on console, simply add
        option FONT_BOLD8x16_ISO1
to GENERIC, and your kernel will replace the 12x22 font with the less
readable 8x16 font, which will give you a larger textport.

Miod