console font in 9.10. . . impossible with Grub2?
jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Sat Feb 6 18:04:33 GMT 2010
It would appear that on Feb 6, Ulrich Grün did say:
> Also schrieb Tom H am Mittwoch, 3. Februar 2010 12:47:04:
> > > has anyone managed to change the console font in Kubuntu Karmic Koala
> > > (9.10) with Grub2?
> > > I Googled and found some ideas on how to change that font. Some howto's
> > > suggest to change /etc/default/grub and to add following line:
> > > GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash
> > > video=uvesafb:mode_option=1024x768-32 at 80"
> > > (and comment (#) the uvesafb entry in /etc/blacklist-framebuffer.conf)
> > > Alas, this doesn't make any changes to the console font. . .
> > You have to use grub-mkfont to create a pf2 font. You then copy/move
> > it to /boot/grub and use it in /etc/grub.d/00... with loadfont.
> > However, in my experience (and I have not tried to change this), once
> > your video driver is loaded, the console font is used, which you have
> > to set elsewhere.
> And the console font is exactly what I need. I don't bother about the Grub
> font (Grub menu), which is OK.
> In other words: where is 'elsewhere'?
I could be wrong, I haven't switched to karmic yet. But if you mean the
actual console font such as most users only see if they do a
<alt>+<ctrl>+<F#> Where # is a number from 1 to 6.
Then maybe what your looking for is /bin/setfont ???
> Since no one could provide a working answer to my question yet: am I right
> when I conclude that setting up a console resolution with Grub2 is impossible?
> (why do we have to use Grub2 anyway? Can I safely get rid of it?)
Again, I could be wrong, but I think the reason you may need grub2 has to
do with the ext4 filesystem that I've heard karmic uses... I don't believe legacy grub
can work with ext4. But you could install grub2 to karmic's root partition
with very little delay in booting the default, and chain load it from a
separate grub with a /boot partition that's installed to the mbr.
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