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Old 11-16-2009, 06:25 PM
"Thomas H. George"
 
Default Console Font Size? Resolved

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:24:49AM -0500, Thomas H. George wrote:
> What is the relation between consolechars, charset and the
> /etc/console-tools/config file?
>
> 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
> SCREEN_FONT=uni3-TerminusBold16
>
> After experimenting I edited /etc/console-tools/config to change the
> line
>
> SCREEN_FONT=uni3-TerminusBold16
>
> to
>
> SCREEN_FONT=uni3-TerminusBold32x16
>
> which gave me a console font I can read without glasses.
>
> This works for me but I am left wondering about the different options.

Found vga=ask no longer exists in grub2. Eliminated vga from the
command line and system booted font size 16 instead of 8.

While vga was in the command line it was set to a number I don't
remember, something like vga=715. With this setting when
dpkg-reconfigure console-setup was run it finished with a message
consolechars can only set the font size to 8.

Now when dpkg-reconfigure console-setup is run it announces the system
was booted up with font size 16. Very readable.

Tom
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