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OT: console-setup (Re: Bug#796603: closed by Anton Zinoviev <zinoviev@debian.org> (Bug#796603: fixed in console-setup 1.138))



On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:55:41 +0300
Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 03:22:42PM -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> > 
> > Yet another one would be to have setupcon itself detect the
> > existence of the cached scripts.  
> 
> The only reason there are cached scripts is that people are
> complaining that console-setup is slow at boot.  The cached scripts
> contain the mininum configuration sufficient to configure the
> console.  If we run setupcon, we don't need cached scripts.

Is console-setup the thing which initialises the console fonts and
resolution? Is its slowness the reason why, on boot, it takes a few
seconds for the text-mode screen to transition to a virtual terminal,
which then has its font changed a few seconds later to the more
readable Debian default?

Why is console-setup so slow?

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