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Bug#546983: console-setup-mini: fails to set the keyboard layout (and falls back to "us" layout)

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:26:52AM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> $ tail -n 6 /etc/console-tools/config 
> SCREEN_FONT=lat1u-16
> SCREEN_FONT_vc2=lat1u-16
> SCREEN_FONT_vc3=lat1u-16
> SCREEN_FONT_vc4=lat1u-16
> SCREEN_FONT_vc5=lat1u-16
> SCREEN_FONT_vc6=lat1u-16
> I ended up using those fonts, since those ones are the only fonts I
> found that let me see the symbols produced by 
> $ toilet -f future "hello"
> ╻ ╻┏━╸╻  ╻  ┏━┓
> ┣━┫┣╸ ┃  ┃  ┃ ┃
> ╹ ╹┗━╸┗━╸┗━╸┗━┛
> If you are able to suggest better fonts, please do not hesitate to do
> so!

First you need to install console-setup.  Console-setup-mini supports 
limited set of fonts.  Then use "dpkg-reconfigure console-setup" in 
order to test the fontsets provided by console-setup.  They are VGA, 
Fixed, Terminus and TerminusBold.  After dpkg-reconfigure you can use 
setupcon to activate the changes and to test the result.  If you are not 
satisfied with any of the fonts in console-setup, then open 
/etc/default/console-setup in a text editor and add the following line:


> > 3. What happens if you run on the console 
> >       /etc/init.d/console-setup start
> I do not have any  /etc/init.d/console-setup  either!

Ouch!  Console-setup and console-setup-mini had to share the same 
startup files.  I couldn't reproduce this because I forgot to --purge 
console-setup so my console-setup-mini is using the startup files of 
console-setup.  I will upload a fixed package today.

> I hope this helps in pinpointing the problem.

Yes, thank you.  But there is another problem to solve: Why you system 
is using console-setup-mini instead of console-setup?

Anton Zinoviev

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