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Re: How to get those nice console fonts?

Florian Kulzer wrote:

> I use vga=0x303 and that looks exactly like Knoppix's fonts on my
> terminals. However, I think this also depends on the kernel
> configuration options related to the console fonts. Here is what I have:
> $ grep -i font /boot/config-$(uname -r)
> # CONFIG_FONTS is not set
> CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y
> (I use a self-compiled kernel, therefore I do not know how the stock
>  Debian kernels are set up in that respect.)

My stock kernel (2.4.27-3-k7) gives the same settings, but doesn't let
me change anything. In fact it seems to ignore any of the vga= options,
including "vga=ask". Here's what I see in dmesg's output:

Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda5 ro vga=4 hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 2104.783 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x30

This is sad because it's a non-X system and I'd like to see some more
info on the console screen.

Thanks for any hints,

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