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Old 31st March 2016
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Default OpenBSD 5.8 macppc wscons font after install

I've installed OpenBSD 5.8 on a Powerbook G4, 12 " successfully.

These are the specs, it has an NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 .

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...g4_1.5_12.html

When booting from the install58.iso , I have a normal font in the console which is
readable and text fits an exact line on my screen.

However after the install , when I boot , the font is bigger ( looks like ComicSans ) and basically bigger than my screen width when displaying lines.

I've attached both my dmesg , from the install cd once it's booted and from the installed system.

I cannot find any difference in them, both use vgafb (frame buffer) and on macppc one cannot use wsconscfg to load a different font.

Is this a kernel option which is different between the install cd and the kernel after it is installed ?

Should I be looking a compiling a custom kernel and if so what option should I be looking at ?

I just tried booting the 5.9 install cd but there I have the same big font so on 5.8
there is a difference between the install.

Thanks upfront for your time and answers, I'm so happy that I have almost perfect system running but since I use the console the most I would like to have this issue resolved.
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Old 2nd April 2016
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After reading all the messages in the OpenBSD powerpc mailing list , I found the solution
which as I suspected means compiling your own kernel because one option has to be added.

The post from the OpenBSD powerpc mailing list

http://openbsd-archive.7691.n7.nabbl...-td233231.html

A guide on how to do this ( in German but still usable ) look at the Section Framebuffer

http://linuxwiki.de/BennySiegert/iBook2

Hope this helps anybody who has been googling to find this solution without knowing the correct option
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Old 2nd April 2016
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After reading all the messages in the OpenBSD powerpc mailing list , I found the solution
which as I suspected means compiling your own kernel...
Thank you Lastic for passing on the solution!

This site is a third-party site not officially affiliated with the OpenBSD project proper, & the collective knowledge doesn't include information on all supported platforms.

Thank you for providing closure to this thread.
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