Re: Tiny Console Fonts - Almost Fixed



On 8/5/2010 8:59 AM, Thomas H. George wrote:
I followed these instructions chosing the Terminus font and a character
height of 32 and then rebooted. The boot screen and initial scripts
were easy to read, actually larger than I need BUT

About half way through the boot up the scripts changed back to the tiny
fonts. There was a line saying consolechars can only load fonts with a
height of 16, try installing setfont. Apt-get search found setfont in
kbd-compat but apt-get install reported that the latest version of
kbd-compat was already installed.

What now?

Tom

Don't change the subject line unless you plan to change the topic.

sudo vim /boot/grub/menu.lst

Edit:
kernel /boot/blah-blah-kernel root=/my/device ro quiet splash

Add:
vga=HEX


Size 640x400 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024 1600x1200
--------+--------------------------------------------------------------
8 bits | 0x300 0x301 0x303 0x305 0x161 0x307 0x31C
15 bits | ? 0x310 0x313 0x316 0x162 0x319 0x31D
16 bits | ? 0x311 0x314 0x317 0x163 0x31A 0x31E

In otherwords, changing the console resolution should solve your problem. You just have to be careful because you could end up with squishy text but it will be bigger.


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