[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #2493] vidcontrol: invalid video mode name

Sascha Wildner via Redmine bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Tue Jan 22 12:48:52 PST 2013

Issue #2493 has been updated by swildner.

Hmm, in DragonFly it expects a mode first, as in:

vidcontrol 80x50 lightwhite blue

Are you sure it works without a mode in FreeBSD? After a quick peek at their source it didn't look like it would, but maybe the peek was too quick. :)


Bug #2493: vidcontrol: invalid video mode name

Author: Svarov
Status: New
Priority: Normal
Target version: 


I tried to change foreground/background color of the virt. console (ttyv1) with command `vidcontrol lightwhite black` but haven't got any success. The program reports "vidcontrol: invalid video mode name". The syntax seems to be correct because on FreeBSD (latest) it works fine.

Do I miss something or it's a bug?

Regards, Dmitry.
PC: Netbook Eee PC 900AX
OS: DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1
I am sorry for my english, it's still very poor.
Hope that my message is understandable.

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