Installing drm-kmod on FreeBSD and Increasing Console FontWritten by: Donovan / Last updated: Jul 20, 2019
I recently reinstalled FreeBSD on my X1 Carbon 6th.
Since I’ll be doing a lot of traveling overseas soon and needed a few vital programs that aren’t available on OpenBSD, it had to be done.
I decided this time to document various stages of my setup for people who asked.
So this post will cover a simple step and one of the first things I do.
Since the X1 Carbon has a resolution of 2560x1440, the console is almost impossible to work on.
Go ahead and install drm-kmod.
drm-current-kmod but you can also use
pkg install drm-current-kmod
Then go ahead and edit your
#Font size kern.vt.fb.default_mode="1280x720"
To get that resolution (or change it), use a resolution calculator like this one.
That way you can get a lower resolution that fits your screen nicely.
You might as well also add these lines to your
#DRM drm.i915.enable_rc6=7 drm.i915.semaphores="1" drm.i915.enable_fbc="1"
The console will still be tiny until the module is loaded. Then it’ll change to your new res.
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