Bug#859458: console-setup: Setup font on initrd
rename 859458 Because of displays with very high dpi, not only the keyboard, but the font has to be configured early
Console packages have always configured the keyboard as early as
possible in order to facilitate interaction during bad fsck. They have
never tried (at least in Debian) to configure the font. But your
argument is valid so I am renaming this bug accordingly.
On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 09:12:21PM +0200, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> Can you add files like these to the package, please?
I am considering this issue closed because there are already files like
these in the package. :) See the option
which is supposed to be used by initrd builders. At the moment Dracut
uses this option, I don't know if there are other initrd builders in
Debian which use it.
But even with Dracut, the font will not be configured by initrd because
console-setup does not try to do this. Which is unfortunate because
earlier versions of console-setup included font configuration in initrd.