Re: mac installation
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Finn Thain wrote:
> --- Section 7.1.2 says "...locate the kernel options line which should
> look like root=/dev/ram video=font:VGA8x16 or similar ... The
> video=font:VGA8x8 is recommended especially for users with tiny screens.
> The kernel would pick a prettier (6x11) font but the console driver for
> this font can hang the machine, so using 8x16 or 8x8 is safer at this
> stage. You can change this at any time."
I think in 2.6 there are no more limitations on the font width and all fonts
should work with all drivers.
> With linux 2.6, that should be fbcon= not video=. Also, I've never seen
> Oddly fbcon=font:VGA8x16, fbcon=font:VGA6x11 and no fbcon option all seem
> to give the same result. I guess VGA6x11 just doesn't work, and
> fbcon=font:VGA8x16 is redundant?
According to the sources, the font's name is `ProFont6x11', not `VGA6x11'.
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