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Re: Problems in fonts in console appear again

On 05.04.2012 10:03, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 05/04/12 19:04, James Brown wrote:
>> On 04.04.2012 11:32, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>> On 04/04/12 19:35, James Brown wrote:
>>>> After upgrading from lenny to sqeeuze last year I faced witha problem of
>>>> fonts in the console.
>>>> Problem has been overcome in this way:
>>>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2011/04/msg00294.html
>>>> After installing the kernel linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 I have
>>>> problems with fonts/video again: when loading new kernel I have a small
>>>> screen size so as in console as in X11.
>>>> I exclude "video = LVDS-1:640 x 480" from grub configuration. After that
>>>> the new kernel load fine, but I have very small fonts in my console so
>>>> as last summer after upgrading from lenny to squeeze.
>>>> Have any ideas?
>>> I'm not sure I understand what you're saying above....
>>> Try the following in /etc/default/grub
>>> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset
>>> video=uvesafb:mode_option=$finalresolutionanddepth,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
>>> Then run:-
>>> # update-grub
>>> Where $finalresolutionanddepth is something like 1024x768-32 (eg.
>>> 800x600-24) depending on what you use on the desktop.
>>> NOTE: this is not the same as as the xrandr instruction you are/were using.
>                                               ^type
>>> Kind regards
>> Now I have the next configuratuon of /etc/default/grub:
>>> GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
>>> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="video=LVDS-1:640x480 ipv6.disable=1"
>> (which works well with the kernel from official distro but not with the
>> kernel from bpo).
>> Do I need exclude "video=LVDS-1:640x480" from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX for
>> using your config?
> I'm *really not* certain. I'd advise caution as you're using Intel
> kernel mode setting and I mostly run Nvidia proprietary (there's a
> modeset off in modprobe).

Yes, I have Intel CPUs:
> [    0.072372] CPU0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5500  @ 1.66GHz stepping 06
> [    0.160057] CPU1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5500  @ 1.66GHz stepping 06

> You should test changes first by hitting e at the grub screen and hand
> entering it there. If it works ok for all installed kernels then add it

I tried (settings indicated above by you) but I have no useful effect.
> I suspect you're setting screen resolution for X as that looks like an
> xrandr invocation - if that's the case you may be able to use both (set
> boot mode and set X mode). 

I have no big problems with X screen resolution. After loading the
desktop environment I indeed have a screen more little than physical
display but I can fix it by using ordinary gnome means
(gnome-display-properties). But I cannot fix that problem in consoles.

I'm setting screen resolution for boot only -

When my system booting, I have very good fonts in console and full
screen size - both in the grub console and in the console of initrd.
Then, I type my LUKS-passphrase (I have the disk-encrypted system
installed with defaul settings of Debian installer - /boot on /dev/sda1
and LVM on encrypted physical partition).
Immediatly after that my fonts and screen are still normal and after
some times they changes to awful.

> I usually do that as desktop/netbook clients like a seamless bling boot
> (boot splash matches desktop splash) - but if the desktop resolution is
> different then the screen will resize when the desktop manager loads.
> I set X resolution in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/45custom_xrandr-settings
> eg. contents:-
> xrandr -s 1024x768
>> <snipped> place my record "ipv6.disable=1" - in the string
> Yes
> <snipped>
> I suggest you wait and see if anyone else has some comments.
> Kind regards

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