Bug#532852: Please run console-setup during initrd phase
Am 12.06.2009 um 10:06 schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
> Package: console-setup
> Version: 1.36
> Severity: wishlist
> /etc/rcS.d/S49console-setup is run rather late in the rcS runlevel,
> leading to a visible and ugly flickering of the screen and changing of
> the font during the system boot process.
> I don't know if this is possible technically, but if the font and
> keymap setting was moved to the initrd-phase, the whole boot process
> would appear in the improved font and it would not be interrupted by
> visible flickering and font changing anymore.
FWIW, Ubuntu has been doing this for more than two years, according to
| console-setup (1.13ubuntu6) feisty; urgency=low
| * Set keymap and font in the initramfs if possible. Setting these as early
| as possible is a good thing; we can't set up the font correctly once
| usplash is running; and setting up the font between usplash and X
| requires an ugly mode switch.
| -- Colin Watson <email@example.com> Mon, 22 Jan 2007 14:21:24 +0000
The downside is that their package depends on initramfs-tools which
would probably not be desirable for Debian.