Console Font Size?
Thomas H. George wrote:
What is the relation between consolechars, charset and the
On boot up the console characters are hard to read without glasses.
The command consolechars -d changes to a very bold font.
The man page for charset indicates the default font is cp427 or iso01.
The entries in /etc/console-tools/config set APP_CHAR_MAP=utf8 and
After experimenting I edited /etc/console-tools/config to change the
which gave me a console font I can read without glasses.
This works for me but I am left wondering about the different options.
You may like to reverse the settings to their defaults and first try
vga=ask (append to kernel boot line in grub config file).
Once you find the vga= option you like, you can then set it like this->
vga=0x<chosen> (eg: if you typed 317 it would be vga=0x317).
This sets up the textual console resolution. You can then check out if
you need further refinement with the character sets..
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