On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 05:20:05AM -0500, Mark L. Kahnt wrote: > On Fri, 2002-11-15 at 22:45, Pigeon wrote: > > On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 17:07:06 +0530, Sandip P Deshmukh > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > Framebuffer is more significant on some non-i386 systems, where there > isn't quite the normal text mode (at least, according to the kernel docs > related to that code.) I use framebuffer on my machine with the Sun > 12x22 font, which is significantly easier to read than the standard PC > font (I worked with the details of typography for over a decade through > the early days of desktop publishing.) now, where do i get these different fonts and wehre do i put them? > Framebuffer is also nice for > being able to view graphical material such as PostScript, pdfs and dvi > without needing to use dead trees or run X11 - useful when somehow X11 > gets damaged. this is interesting. i do get occassional pdf documents as attachments. and yes, when i boot, it does show a nice penguin as it switches to framebuffer mode. now, how can i view the pdf documents without going to X? > A quick question since I always roll my own kernels: Do the Debian > kernels that come with framebuffer include a variety of fonts for use on > them? If so, you can take a swing at the Sun font by adding the > following to your boot parameters for a kernel at boot time (or append= > in /etc/lilo.conf, and rerun lilo): > > video=<framebuffer video device name>:<resolution and > frequency>,font:SUN12x22 i will try adding these lines to lilo.conf regards, sandip p deshmukh ------***-------- If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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