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Old 13th December 2013
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Default console configuration

I typically access my OpenBSD server through ssh but sometimes I connect a monitor and a keyboard to work with the machine directly. I would like to get more text on the screen than the default BIOS resolution and font provides. In FreeBSD I would use something like this:

# vidcontrol -f 8x8 /usr/share/syscons/font/cp437-thin-8x8.fnt 80x50
(I just pulled that from memory. It might be a little off).

I haven't managed to do anything similar to this in OpenBSD yet. After a little poking around in some man pages this evening, something like this seemed like it might do the trick:

# wsfontload -N myname -h 8 -e ibm /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220l.808
# wsconscfg -t 80x50 -e vt100 1
But it just returns the message:

wsconscfg: screen 1 is already configured.
Same response when trying screen 0. Any OpenBSD console cowboys willing to share your wscons configuration recipes will be mucho appreciated!
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