virt terminal font problem
Maybe someone can help me here. I've googled all over and cannot find
an answer to my problem. I had been running Lenny before Squeeze went
stable, then installed Wheezy testing because I wanted to get back to
running testing again instead of stable. I've been running Debian Linux
since 2002, and since approx 2004, been running testing until Lenny
became stable. I had heard that there were going to be a bunch of
changes in Squeeze/testing and did not want to take a chance of having
a Problem w. the new testing so stayed w. Lenny when it went stable.
I had a problem when I purchased a new monitor, an LCD, and it required
me to put "vga=785" at the end of the Kernel line in menu.list file in
order to get any video out of the Virtual Terminal (F1-6). Now that I
have reinstalled w. Wheezy, I have the Virtual Terminal but the font
size is extremely tiny. I cannot see it well at all and I have a vision
problem to start with.
This problem w. terminal starts after boot when it gets to a certain
point, I'm assuming init.d, but not sure. While it's trying to check
hardware items it's fine, the standard 80 X 25 large font terminal
screen. Then all of a sudden it changes to the small/tiny font and just
before it brings up the splash screen, it sometimes messes up the whole
screen and puts across the top of the screen garbled lines for just a
second, then the splash screen pops up and I have no problem logging in.
That is no real problem because it still boots fine and I have dmesg if
I need it using the gnome terminal program. But I do like to use the
Virtual Terminal (F1-6) and when I go into any of them, I end up w. the
There is no menu.list anymore. Wheezy has changed the boot setup. It
is so different and Wheezy is so new that I can't find anyone else who
is having the same problem who has figured out how to correct the problem.
I would try to send this in as a bug but I don't really think it's a
bug. I think it's an anomoly, or if it is a bug it sure is not
important enough to cause a stir at a bug fest.
Has anyone any knowledge of manipulating font size in Virt Term in
Wheezy? Any help will be appreciated. It is not an imperative as I can
and do use the gnome terminal program but it would be nice to be able to
use the Virtual Terminal because once in a while.
Thanks in advance and cheers.