Bug#818065: #818065 - console-setup does not work correctly
i saw similar problems with console not being set up correctly.
Take a look into '/etc/console-setup/', all files in there should be 644.
% l /etc/console-setup/*.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2,4K 2016-03-12 17:23
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4,6K 2016-03-12 17:23
But lately i found a file with *600* in there.
According to my own tests it is save to 'rm /etc/console-setup/*.gz' (obviously
keeping backups of those files somewhere is always a good habbit) and then to do a:
root ~ # command dpkg-reconfigure --priority=low --frontend=dialog console-setup
This will recreate those '/etc/console-setup/*.gz' files. After doing so over
here all was good again.