[Assist] [SOLVED] Can't setup console font

G. Sebas Pedersen sebasped at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 14:17:01 GMT 2013


On 12/7/13, Csanyi Pal <csanyipal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sebas and all you who respond me to help me in solving this problem.
>
> Thank you all for help. :)
>
> On Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 01:03:05AM -0200, G. Sebas Pedersen wrote:
>> On 12/4/13, Csányi Pál <csanyipal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > The keyboard on consoles tty1-6 is hu101, but the font is not the
>> > Lat2-Terminus16 after reboot, however in the /etc/vconsole.conf I have
>> > the line:
>> > FONT=Lat2-Terminus16
>> >
>> > I don't understand, why isn't the console FONT the Lat2-Terminus16
>> > after
>> > reboot?
>> >
>> > Why I must after reboot and after login on the consoles tty1-6 to run
>> > manually the 'setfont Lat2-Terminus16' command every time?
>>
>> Hi.
>>
>> I'm almost sure this is a shoot in the dark and it will be of no help,
>> but just in case you haven't tried yet, I have in /etc/vconsole.conf
>> the line:
>>
>> FONT="Lat2-Terminus16"
>>
>> (Note de quotes above)
> I tried that already without any effect.
>
> Today I search again for the solution and find it here:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fonts#Console_fonts
>
> and from there by following the 'Kernel Mode Setting#Early KMS'  link
> here:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_Mode_Setting#Early_KMS_start
>
> Bellow follows, what I did:
>
> 1. edit and save /etc/vconsole.conf
> KEYMAP=hu101
> FONT=ter-216n
> FONT_MAP=8859-2
>
> 2. edit and save /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
> MODULES="i915"
>
>    NOTE: I have Acer Laptop with integrated Intel graphic card,
> 	      so I must use i915 module.
>
> 3. rebuild my kernel image linux-libre:
> # mkinitcpio -p linux-libre
>
>    NOTE: I'm running the ParabolaGNUlinux with linux-libre kernel.
>
> 4. reboot
>
> I have now on every /dev/tty virtual console the Lat2-Terminus16 fonts.
>
> Now I shall install some Terminus fonts to get bigger fonts on my
> virtual consoles:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fonts#Changing_the_default_font
>
> --
> Regards from Pal
>

Hi. I'm glad you work that out. And many thanks on sharing the solution.

Regards,
Sebas


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