console-setup: is it possible to use kernel fonts instead of something loaded by console-setup?
I recently upgraded 'xorg' to 7.4 in Sid, and that brought in the new
dependency on 'console-setup'. Previously, my virtual terminals' fonts
were configured with 'console-tools'.
Through a bizarre series circumstances and experiments, I found that the
kernel font "10x18" gave me the best compromise between size and amount
of info that fits on one screen. Since I compile my own kernels, I have
been in the habit of only using that "10x18" font by setting
when running 'make menuconfig'.
The 'console-tools' package had the nasty habit of loading a software
font during the Debian boot process, but it also gave me an out:
leaving the "SCREEN_FONT" setting in /etc/console-tools/config undefined
would prevent the kernel font from being replaced by a software font
during Debian's startup process.
Now, this is not an earth-shattering problem -- and I decided not to
file a bug report since I am most likely the only individual on the
planet to even notice this situation -- but can any of the
'console-setup' maintainers tell me whether it is possible to prevent
'console-setup' from replacing the Linux kernel "10x18" font, but still
set up the keymaps according to the purpose of the package?