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Old 03-16-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Debian post-migration "Setting up general console font" message stalls


I'm running Debian Sarge and have migrated a whole server into a virtual machine via rsync (on top of a minimal debian install). Everything seems to be working, although I've come across a minor error. At boot, I get the message "Setting up general console font", and the machine stalls. Pressing ctrl-c causes the boot to continue, so this isn't life or death, but I would like to fix it nonetheless, so I can restart the machine without having to manually ctrl-c each time.

Any ideas? Is there a package I should reconfigure? Additionally, should I be reconfiguring/reinstalling all packages after a migration like this? Notes that might be helpful:
* Kernel 2.6.8-3
* /boot not migrated
* files used in module-init-tools package not migrated

Many thanks

Old 03-18-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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It comes from console-* packages:

You could reinstall them and set back the configuration to the one coming from the package:
mv /etc/console-tools/config /etc/console-tools/config.bak
apt-get -o DPkg::Options::='--force-confmiss' --reinstall install console-tools console-data
Do you use framebuffer? Try to disable it.

I got the same effect some time ago when I was using usplash on a laptop; I assume you are not running a graphical boot splash on a server...


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