[lfs-dev] resizecons : a proposal

xinglp xinglp at gmail.com
Wed May 16 22:17:46 PDT 2012

2012/5/11 Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com>:
>  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
> interest.
> 3. the console will be resized to suit the font when 'setfont' is
> run.
Does the 'setfont' resize the console on the fly as change the
"vga=xxx" of grub do.
The behavior of changing console's resolution on the fly is usefull
when use a "live" lfs.
As I don't have X installed.
> 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.
>  The proposal:
>  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.
>  Comments ?
> ĸen
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