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Old 08-12-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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weird fonts in console after upgrade


I upgrade SID like I do every week using apt-get, only this time it leaves me with realy ugly fonts in the console (root and user).
Is there anyway to get the standard fonts restored?

Regards
 
Old 08-12-2004, 09:58 AM   #2
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consolechars -d
 
Old 08-12-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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Thanx, I'll try that after work!
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:11 AM   #4
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strange, I get:

debian:~# consolechars -d
set_kernel_font: Invalid argument
debian:~#

any other ideas?
 
Old 08-18-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
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Strange. Some others have had that errror too, but not me.

My configuration:
Code:
Package: console-tools
Version: 1:0.2.3dbs-55


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25c
Locale: LANG=fi_FI@euro, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI@euro

Versions of packages console-tools depends on:
ii  console-common             0.7.47        Basic infrastructure for text cons
ii  debconf                    1.4.30        Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                      2.3.2.ds1-16  GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libconsole                 1:0.2.3dbs-55 Shared libraries for Linux console
ii  sysvinit                   2.86-1        System-V like init
What versions of those packages you have? Also, what kernel are you using?
 
Old 08-18-2004, 01:23 PM   #6
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ToniT, if you don't mind will you please post how you were able to obtain all that system info. It'd be really useful for those new to linux and debian. That way those of us helping can refer them to this post to get the commands needed to get the info we need to help.

-thanks
 
Old 08-18-2004, 01:42 PM   #7
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Originally posted by quentusrex
ToniT, if you don't mind will you please post how you were able to obtain all that system info. It'd be really useful for those new to linux and debian. That way those of us helping can refer them to this post to get the commands needed to get the info we need to help.

-thanks
The first bit looks like the start of the apt-cache showpkg console-tools command snipped.

Code:
>$ apt-cache showpkg console-tools
Package: console-tools
Versions:
1:0.2.3dbs-55(/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages)
1:0.2.3dbs-54(/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages)(/var/lib/dpkg/status)

Reverse Depends:
  util-linux,console-tools 1:0.2.3-21
  util-linux,console-tools
  kbd-compat,console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-55
  fonty,console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-54
  dynafont,console-tools 1998.06.03
  console-log,console-tools
  console-data,console-tools 1:0.2.3-16
  console-common,console-tools 1:0.2.3-18
  console-common,console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-54
  base-config,console-tools
  util-linux,console-tools 1:0.2.3-21
  util-linux,console-tools
  svgatextmode,console-tools
  kbd-compat,console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-54
  hunglish,console-tools
  fonty,console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-54
  dynafont,console-tools 1998.06.03
  console-terminus,console-tools
  console-log,console-tools
  console-data,console-tools 1:0.2.3-16
  console-cyrillic,console-tools
  console-common,console-tools 1:0.2.3-18
  cmatrix,console-tools
  base-config,console-tools
Dependencies:
1:0.2.3dbs-55 - libc6 (2 2.3.2.ds1-4) libconsole (5 1:0.2.3dbs-55) sysvinit (4 2.74) console-common (0 (null)) debconf (2 0.5) kbd-compat (0 (null)) console-data (2 2002.12.04dbs-1) console-utilities (0 (null)) kbd (3 0.95-11) open (0 (null)) console-common (3 0.7.25) open (0 (null)) util-linux (3 2.11)
1:0.2.3dbs-54 - libc6 (2 2.3.2.ds1-4) libconsole (5 1:0.2.3dbs-54) sysvinit (4 2.74) console-common (0 (null)) debconf (2 0.5) kbd-compat (0 (null)) console-data (2 2002.12.04dbs-1) console-utilities (0 (null)) kbd (3 0.95-11) open (0 (null)) console-common (3 0.7.25) open (0 (null)) util-linux (3 2.11)
Provides:
1:0.2.3dbs-55 - open console-utilities
1:0.2.3dbs-54 - open console-utilities
The middle part looks like it is the part of the output reportbug appends to the message when you file a bug report.

The bottom is the output of the dpkg -l of the packages listed in the output of the apt-cache depends console-tools command.


Code:
>$ apt-cache depends console-tools
console-tools
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libconsole
  Depends: sysvinit
  Depends: console-common
  Depends: debconf
  Suggests: kbd-compat
  Recommends: console-data
  Conflicts: <console-utilities>
    kbd
  Conflicts: kbd
  Conflicts: <open>
    kbd
  Conflicts: console-common
  Replaces: <open>
    kbd
    console-tools
  Replaces: util-linux

>$ dpkg -l libc6 libconsole sysvinit console-common debconf
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  libc6          2.3.2.ds1-13   GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libconsole     0.2.3dbs-54    Shared libraries for Linux console and font
ii  sysvinit       2.86-1         System-V like init
ii  console-common 0.7.46         Basic infrastructure for text console config
ii  debconf        1.4.30         Debian configuration management system
 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:02 PM   #8
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Well, I was lazy and picked that information by (ab)using the command
Code:
reportbug --template console-tools
. The idea of the reportbug tool is to ready a bugreport for some package, in this case for console-tools. The --template parameter does that it doesn't ask any questions relevant to the bug or show you some earlier bugreports or send any mail, but just outputs the template for the report. A package called reportbug has to be installed for reportbug command to work.

To find the console-tools package I used
Code:
dlocate consolechars
to find which package contains the consolechars program. dlocate can be replaced with dpkg -S, but it is much slower.

All the information seen can also be fetched also by using commands
uname -a, apt-cache policy, apt-cache depends and dpkg -l, but it contains more work.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:28 PM   #9
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Sorry for late responce! Still have this prob so lets see if we can get it fix.
You asked for versions of libconsole, sysvinit, console-common, debconf, etc Well I use SID so those should (and are) latest versions. I checked if I got all those installed and yes.....but I still get the same error. I use the 2.8.6 kernel btw.

Any other clues?

Regards
 
  


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