Green console on Dell flat panel 153 monitor

Eric kellybelly at
Fri May 4 05:46:52 PDT 2007

On Thu, 3 May 2007 19:53:47 -0700 (PDT)
Matthew Dillon <dillon at> wrote:

> :The green tint goes away after I start X, and when I close X and go back 
> :into console, the console is the normal black and white.  Its not a 
> :hardware issue, since the problem doesnt replicate in other BSD's (other 
> :than Free) or in Slackware or DOS.
>     That is really odd.  Well, we do inherit FreeBSD's console driver so
>     it makes sense to some degree.  But green?  Well... before DPMS there
>     was a monitor standard for green-channel shutdown, for screen savers.
>     Maybe its related to that?   I don't know, it's weird.
>     Try setting the video mode with vidcontrol, without going into X,
>     and see if that clears it up.
> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon 
> 					<dillon at>
Is there a way to set vidcontrol during start-up?  I played with it using VMWare but after rebooting it goes back to the old video mode.  If the same happens with a regular hard drive install I don't think it will solve the issue.

Eric <kellybelly at>

More information about the Users mailing list