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
> 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:
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]