Bug 213596 - Can't set console font on FreeBSD 11.0 Release
Summary: Can't set console font on FreeBSD 11.0 Release
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 11.0-STABLE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-18 17:10 UTC by pilot513
Modified: 2016-10-21 06:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description pilot513 2016-10-18 17:10:02 UTC
On FreeBSD 11.0-Release I'm can't to set console fonts

vidcontrol -f vgarom-8x14     - doesn't work on FreeBSD 11.0-Release


vidcontrol: failed to load font "vgarom-8x16": Operation not supported

The font "vgarom-8x16.fnt" in /usr/share/vt/fonts/ present.

11.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p1 #0 r306420: Thu Sep 29 01:43:23 UTC 2016     root@releng2.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
Comment 1 pilot513 2016-10-19 09:43:24 UTC

The tested system was installen in virtual environment: Oracle VirtualBox (Host system FreeBSD 10.3 release:
virtualbox-ose-5.1.6_1         General-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware
virtualbox-ose-kmod-5.1.6      VirtualBox kernel module for FreeBSD

On hardware system (Intel) this error is not repeated and any fonts loaded successfully
Comment 2 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2016-10-20 20:04:19 UTC
Can you please test this:
- break to the loader prompt (Either 3/Esc or a key other than Enter)
- type "set hw.vga.textmode=0"
- type "boot"
- try loading the desired font
Comment 3 pilot513 2016-10-21 06:16:17 UTC
I'm tested it.
Work fine.  I add line:
echo "hw.vga.textmode=0" >> /boot/loader.conf

Any font was loaded