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Old 08-12-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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during boot terminal font switches from extended to large...


Where in the boot process can I influence the switching to large font text mode after I have supplied a higher res in the boot manager.

I have used extended vga in lilo and get an acceptable result with more on my 17" screen but once it gets to the bit where it "sets the terminal font" the screen zittz and comes back with the large text only mode font.

Something to do with keeping the machine in FB mode or something?

I notice when I boot through with the Ubuntu live cd i get an even better initial resolution and it stays there right through to the terminal prompt.

How can I find out what is used on the live CD and try to apply the steps to my Gentoo install??

Thanks in Adv

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Old 08-15-2006, 10:48 AM   #2
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This is what I found here on LQ, but I don't know whether it's what you really were asking:

...you can also specify a font in /etc/rc.d/rc.font:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# This selects your default screen font from among the ones in
# /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts.
#
setfont -v alt-8x8
 
Old 08-16-2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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This is what I found here on LQ, but I don't know whether it's what you really were asking:

...you can also specify a font in /etc/rc.d/rc.font:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# This selects your default screen font from among the ones in
# /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts.
#
setfont -v alt-8x8
Thanks that got me into a better console font - might need FB for anything more.

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Old 08-16-2006, 04:43 AM   #4
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Or perhaps get some more fonts for /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts...
 
Old 08-16-2006, 06:21 AM   #5
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But 8x8 is as small as I can get isn't it doing things that way?
 
Old 08-16-2006, 06:43 AM   #6
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Where in the boot process can I influence the switching to large font text mode ...
I thought at first that you wanted larger fonts and somehow read over the rest , sorry. But you still could experiment with the 8x8 factor.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 04:48 PM   #7
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I thought at first that you wanted larger fonts and somehow read over the rest , sorry. But you still could experiment with the 8x8 factor.
Thank you - 8x8 will have to do for now until I get FBsorted

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Old 08-17-2006, 04:53 AM   #8
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BTW. and for later use maybe with or without frame buffer: http://www.coolarchive.com/fonts.php in case you didn't have the URL...
 
  


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