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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  

> >>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.

Are you running a laptop or a desktop. Sorry, lost your original
message. I read a post (darned if I can remember where) which mentioned
something about not being able to change the console font unless the
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y kernel option was set to n. Then he/she could change
the console font. YMMV. I have not tested this as I have no HD space 
left to compile a kernel, nor enough RAM. 

Is your framebuffer supported? Mine doesn't appear to be (cyrus GD7548).
All the screen is not being used, and any vga=xxxxx does not have any

I have to use vesa driver in X, cyrus driver freezes screen when wmaker
starts up.

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