Graphics Support

Alex Merritt merritt.alex at
Thu Jul 9 19:32:12 PDT 2015

Hello DF users,

I am trying to enable console support for larger resolutions without using
X. I read that enabling "options VESA" makes more options available to
"vidcontrol" to switch into, but when I build, it tells me that option is
unrecognized. I have a Haswell CPU (i7-4800MQ) and am using 4.0.6 currently.

# vidcontrol -i mode
shows only modes 24, 27, 30, 32, 34.

# pciconf -l | grep vga
vgapci0 at pci0:1:0:0 class=0x030000 card=0x197b103c chip=0x11fc10de rev=0xa1

Should I just be using X instead of trying this route? What do you

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