I am migrating from Linux to OpenBSD, and one of the things I miss from my old OS is how even the consoles looked nice (so nice you could actually watch movies in there) under framebuffer using a simple command on the bootloader. Is there any way I could do that on OpenBSD (creative/hard solutions are more than welcome)? If not, is there any way I could at least spawn some colors to the terminal?


There is interesting project on github:

=== libfb-bsd === A console framebuffer graphics library for FreeBSD


Also, for FreeBSD, check handbook and man pages:

FreeBSD Handbook/Chapter 4 UNIX Basics/4.2 Virtual Consoles and Terminals http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/consoles.html

All best,


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    Sorry for the possibly stupid question, but is that portable to OpenBSD? – Guilherme Oct 14 '11 at 1:53

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