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Old 06-29-2017, 08:35 AM   #1
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Question Bootup red text: "failed to start set console font and keymap." in Debian 9 Stretch Xfce


Hi.

I get this red text message during bootup: "failed to start set console font and keymap."

I see no issue in using the distro but am wondering what the above means exactly. Also I tried this but no joy: https://askubuntu.com/questions/8008...console-keymap

I am using LUKS.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-29-2017, 09:39 AM   #2
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Code:
~$ systemctl status console-setup.service
Code:
● console-setup.service - Set console font and keymap
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/console-setup.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2017-06-29 15:33:11 IST; 3min 11s ago
  Process: 805 ExecStart=/lib/console-setup/console-setup.sh (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 805 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 
Old 06-30-2017, 10:52 AM   #3
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journalctl -xe -u console-setup
might produce more troubleshooting info
 
Old 07-11-2017, 07:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by sudowtf View Post
journalctl -xe -u console-setup
might produce more troubleshooting info
Hi. Here's output as normal user and as sudo.

Code:
journalctl -xe -u console-setup
Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other users and the system.
      Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to
      turn off this notice.
No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
Code:
sudo journalctl -xe -u console-setup
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-- Logs begin at Tue 2017-07-11 13:15:33 IST, end at Tue 2017-07-11 13:23:52 IST. --
Jul 11 13:15:40 XXXXX systemd[1]: Starting Set console font and keymap...
-- Subject: Unit console-setup.service has begun start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://www.debian.org/support
-- 
-- Unit console-setup.service has begun starting up.
Jul 11 13:15:40 XXXXX systemd[1]: Started Set console font and keymap.
-- Subject: Unit console-setup.service has finished start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://www.debian.org/support
-- 
-- Unit console-setup.service has finished starting up.
-- 
-- The start-up result is done.
I change my PC name to 'XXXXX'.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 08:15 AM   #5
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I no longer see the warning. Not sure what sorted it out.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 05:52 PM   #6
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Had this same issue; not sure if it was around beforehand, but it showed up for sure after going from 17.04 to 17.10 in a very basic Linux installation (Grafana, MongoDB).

Rebooted a few times before I managed to figure out what the error was, and I "fixed" it by typing:

Code:
sudo systemctl restart console-setup.service
I unfortunately have no idea what was done "under the hood" to fix it, but I had the error (typed systemctl status console-setup.service to see the error), typed my "fix", then typed that status command again.
 
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:34 AM   #7
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Had this same issue; not sure if it was around beforehand, but it showed up for sure after going from 17.04 to 17.10 in a very basic Linux installation (Grafana, MongoDB).

Rebooted a few times before I managed to figure out what the error was, and I "fixed" it by typing:

Code:
sudo systemctl restart console-setup.service
I unfortunately have no idea what was done "under the hood" to fix it, but I had the error (typed systemctl status console-setup.service to see the error), typed my "fix", then typed that status command again.
Cheers James.
 
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Failed to start set console font and keymap

I used the command: sudo systemctl enable console-setup , which instructed the system to load the service at boot time.

Just to say: OS Kali GNU/Linux Rolling with Persistence.

Last edited by Cris47; 04-25-2020 at 04:55 AM.
 
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Old 04-16-2020, 08:36 AM   #9
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I used the command: sudo systemctl enable console-setup , which instructed the system to load the service at boot time.
Thanks, Cris47. I've noted that for future reference.
 
  


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