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Old 10-18-2019, 12:34 PM   #1
jr_bob_dobbs
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devuan: proper way to stop changing the font at boot time


Recent Devuan install. At boot time, console font keeps changing to this sketchy hard to read font. Googled. Checked man pages. No ideas. Even read a README file in the rc2.d directory. Nope: fail.

Finally I just deleted the setfont program. That worked but at the next update of the package that setfont is part of, it will be undone.

What is the proper way to disable console font change at boot-time?

Thank you.
 
Old 10-20-2019, 02:13 AM   #2
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As a Devuan non-user I have to guess this does not differ from Debian:
Code:
# dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
When the option
Quote:
do not change the boot/kernel font
appears down near the bottom of the list, select it. Why these distributions think some other font than the kernel's default is somehow better I have no idea. I can't imagine a better console font than the kernel's own default. It's a great relief from the the spindly things in the Debian GUIs.
 
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:46 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I've since removed that install so I cannot benefit from it. Closing thread.
 
Old 10-30-2019, 08:47 AM   #4
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