Re: virt terminal font problem
On 09/05/2011 06:21 PM, Roger Leigh wrote:
On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 04:12:31PM -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:
Please select the size of the font for the Linux console. Simple │
│ integers corresponding to fonts can be used with all console
Some general points:
- You need modesettting, so don't disable it. KMS and radeondrmfb
are the future, and so it makes no sense to disable, especially
when it's a massive improvement on what came before. It will soon
(if not already, depending upon the driver), be required to use KMS
to run X11 and Wayland.
- Font setting works whether you are using a VGA console, framebuffer
console or KMS with radeondrmfb. The only differences are limitations
in the fontsizes you can load. VGA for example has limited space to
store a font, which limits you to IIRC 8×16. OTOH, the framebuffer
permits much bigger fonts (I'm using 28×14 for example with
KMS and radeondrmfb, and 32×16 also works).
Thanks for your help. With your suggestions and guidance I finally got
it done. It was confusing but finally got figured out. Using the correct
setting in modesetting as you recommended and have a 24 X 16 font size
after a bit of fumbling w. iterations of variables. My little mind was
goin' somewhat @#$%^&^&* but got it done w. your most helpful
suggestions and guidance.
And I learned more about linux too thanks to you.
Cheers and regards,