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Re: console-setup: is it possible to use kernel fonts instead of something loaded by console-setup?

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 07:50:52PM -0400, Dave Witbrodt wrote:
> 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
> 	CONFIG_FONT_10x18=y
> 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?

I've committed a change to console-setup to let you leave FONTFACE,
FONTSIZE, and FONT all unset to achieve this effect:


Please test.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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