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Old 27th June 2008
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Default Console Resolution Problem

According to several nice articles, including this one, and an article in the FreeBSD wiki, the first step to getting a high console resolution is to add these to lines to the kernel configuration file:

Code:
options      VESA
options      SC_PIXEL_MODE
After configuring my kernel to include those two options, I issue the make buildkernel command I this is the entire output that I see:

Code:
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>>> Kernel build for BEDFORD started on Fri Jun 27 17:35:42 UTC 2008
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===> BEDFORD
mkdir -p /usr/obj/usr/src/sys

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>>> stage 1: configuring the kernel
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cd /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf;  PATH=/usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/legacy/usr/sbin:/usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/legacy/usr/bin:/usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/legacy/usr/games:/usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/usr/sbin:/usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/usr/bin:/usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/usr/games:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin  config  -d /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BEDFORD  /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/BEDFORD
/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/BEDFORD: unknown option "VESA"
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/src.
Some time ago I remember getting a high resolution console working using those guides, but I can not remember any fancy tricks to getting it to work.

I have tried it recently on 7.0-RELEASE and 8.0-CURRENT-200806 with this exact error.

In both cases I had the src/base and src/sys distributions installed. Do I need more src distributions than those two to be able to get VESA working?

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