[lfs-dev] resizecons : a proposal
zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Fri May 11 08:06:54 PDT 2012
First, some assertions:
1. resizecons cannot work without video mode files, which are
produced by a program from the svgalib package.
2. svgalib is defunct, and was only applicable to linux kernels
before 2.6 : there are patches around to enable it to be compiled,
and some distros include it, but it seems very much a minority
3. the console will be resized to suit the font when 'setfont' is
4. if the resulting font appears too tiny, you can pass video=
arguments to grub, e.g. I use video="1024x768" on one of my machines
which uses kms and a small (8x16) font. Known to work on
framebuffers, including kms - I haven't built a non-framebuffer
kernel in years.
If the first 3 assertions are correct, then I suggest that we should
remove resizecons, and its manpage, from the build - with some seds
(not yet tested), and in explaining the seds use a short summary of
assertions 1-3, or even of 1-4.
das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce
More information about the lfs-dev