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Old 03-18-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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default font for text-mode


I can set the font displayed in the text-mode with

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setfont lat0-08
but when I reboot the computer it's all back to default again. Now I looked at /etc/profile.conf and found how to set a new default for the font-colors but nothing about the font itself. Did I miss something there or is it stored in some other place? Any help greatly appreciated!
 
Old 03-18-2005, 04:09 PM   #2
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Try running fontconfig in console.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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That brings up a "command not found" in text-mode as well as in X.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:11 PM   #4
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how about putting
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setfont lat0-08
in /etc/rc.d/rc.local ?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:21 PM   #5
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That works! Though - is there a way to just globally set another font as the default? With the setfont command in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local it only switches to the new font right before login, the LILO bootmenu is still in the huge 25xwhatever screen-characters default font.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #6
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it wouldn't be /etc/rc.d/rc.font would it?
I admit to not testing...
tobyl
 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:36 PM   #7
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Suspected that too, but it doesn't work...
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:09 PM   #8
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Mine is rc.font.new. Make sure the file is executable, chmod +x rc.font.new. Works for me.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:11 PM   #9
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The only way to get a font before init runs is to pass vga=whatever to the kernel or use a framebuffer for you card and pass video=whatever.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 01:55 AM   #10
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Okay, I installed LILO to the mbr anew with the framebuffer option enabled and it gives me a smaller font right away, for some reason it was set to normal vga before...
 
  


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