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Re: console font

On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 06:44:03PM +0000, debian@lamie.net wrote:
> On 9/24/2005, "Angelo Bertolli" <angelo@freeshell.org> wrote:
> >debian@lamie.net wrote:
> >
> >>Hi there,
> >>my default debian installation gives a console with 25 rows and a
> >>huuuuuuuge font. I feed vga=ask as boot parameter and choose 80x43 and
> >>get a viewable screen with squashed fonts. During the boot messages,
> >>just after the nic is up and running, the fonts reconfigure and I'm
> >>back to 25 rows again ;-( with a squashed font ;-((. I've checked
> >>through the /etc/init.d/* scripts and can't see anything relevant that
> >>could be doing this so I'm guessing it must be happening at the kernel
> >>level. Don't want to go back to other distro's. Love the debian
> >>package managment system but can't be doing with the huge font. Does
> >>anyone know how I can resolve this problem? Do I need to configure a
> >>text file? Influence modules that are loaded? All help greatly
> >>appreciated.
> >>
> >>
> >Try passing in vga=0x317, dont' have my framebuffer chart on hand, but
> >you can look it up on google.
> vga=0x317 blanks my screen.
> My boot messages give the message 'Configuring general fonts...
> /dev/tty0 (ios15) /dev/tty1 (iso15) etc. It is at this point that my
> console reverts to 80x25.
That's console tools (/etc/init.d/console-screen.sh) changing the font.
You can try to change it's behaviour by editing the

I think either disabling (commenting out) all the APP_CHARSET_MAP
entries or changing the SCREEN_FONT could change it.

I haven't tried it myself, so I can't help you more, sorry. There is
some docs in /usr/share/doc/console-tools/

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