[lfs-support] Framebuffers

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 09:32:37 PST 2015


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 05:48:45AM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>
>>   For example, my main monitor is 1600x1200.  On that I sometimes use
>> video=800x600 (radeon, kms, 8x16 console font).
>
>   Forgot to add that before I adapted the 12x22 font for UTF-8 I am
> fairly sure I sometimes used "video=1024x768" on this 1600x1200
> monitor with an 8x16 console font.

I don't mess with grub's fonts.  It's only on the screen for 5 seconds (default) 
and I usually take the default anyway.

For the kernel messages, I get a small font, but change that in the boot scripts:

In either /etc/sysconfig/rc.site (my preference) or /etc/sysconfig/console I set 
FONT=ter-128n.  That is a terminus font from 
http://terminus-font.sourceforge.net/.  They have a lot of sizes available.

"Terminus Font is a clean, fixed width bitmap font, designed for long (8 and 
more hours per day) work with computers. Version 4.39 contains 891 characters, 
covers about 120 language sets and supports ISO8859-1/2/5/7/9/13/15/16, 
Paratype-PT154/PT254, KOI8-R/U/E/F, Esperanto, many IBM, Windows and Macintosh 
code pages, as well as the IBM VGA, vt100 and xterm pseudographic characters."

   -- Bruce



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