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Bug#561008: console-setup: approximations for 'toilet -f future' symbols look different before and after X



On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 22:32:54 +0200 Anton Zinoviev wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 09:16:43PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > 
> >  b) console resolution becomes equal to the one used for the X session
> > (e.g. 1280x1024, checked with the LCD monitor on screen display), even
> > though it was lower, before starting X
> 
> This is somewhat strange because it is possible only if the console uses 
> framebuffer.  Have you configured framebuffer?

No, I haven't.
At least, not as far as I know!  ;-)

> Or maybe the new version 
> of X automatically loads the framebuffer driver (I have no idea).

No idea, either.
How can I find out if I am using a framebuffer console?

> 
> >  d) if I become root and issue the 'setupcon' command, 'toilet -f
> > future' symbols work correctly again (without even the broken joints
> > problem...), but the screen resolution stays as in the X session
> 
> The joints are never broken if framebuffer is used because the size of 
> the symbols on the console is reduced to 8x16 pixels compared to 9x16 
> when the usual text mode is used.

This is what you told me a while ago, and is an incentive to switch to
a framebuffer console.

However, the undesired screen resolution changes and console
configuration losses that I am currently experiencing discourage me
from doing such a switch (assuming that these problems are caused by
framebuffer...).


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