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Old 11-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Console font in Slackware 14.1 installer


Hello everybody,

The Slackware 14.1 installer uses a new default font for the console. Any idea which one it is (before I have to try them all out)? I'd like to use it on my LAN servers.

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Niki
 
Old 11-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Terminus taille 14 (nomodeset) ou 20 (KMS)

PS:
Pat's settings: (genuine installer): ter-c14v.psf.gz or ter-120b.psf.gz
Slint's settings for French: ter-116b.psf.gz or ter-120b.psf.gz

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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OK thanks very much Didier!
 
Old 11-29-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Hi,

how do I permanently change the console font in Slackware? Do I put setfont /path/to/font into rc.local?

lems
 
Old 11-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Hi,

how do I permanently change the console font in Slackware? Do I put setfont /path/to/font into rc.local?

lems
Just run "setconsolefont" as root.
 
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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Hi,

how do I permanently change the console font in Slackware? Do I put setfont /path/to/font into rc.local?

lems
Just edit /etc/rc.d/rc.font. Here's mine:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# This selects your default screen font from among the ones in
# /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts.
#
setfont -v lat9w-16
Cheers,

Niki
 
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot, kikinovak and Didier Spaier. I didn't find the terminus fonts in setconsolefont's dialog interface, so I went with rc.font. Thanks again.

Regards

lems
 
Old 11-30-2013, 03:46 AM   #8
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I didn't find the terminus fonts in setconsolefont's dialog interface
This is because Terminus font has been included in Slackware 14.1 but hard-coded list of fonts in setconsolefont has not been updated accordingly yet. Maybe it's because that would add 247 lines to an already long list We could propose for Slackware-next another way to display available fonts as there are now 466...

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