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Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat Apr 17 04:53:12 UTC 2010

On 17/04/10 04:55, Tom H wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>> On 16/04/10 22:34, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>    wrote:
>>> It's normal behaviour for Linux. The virtual consoles are in VGA text
>>> mode, normally. Ubuntu has always done this along with all Linuxes.
>> Nope, not normal mode with all Linuxes. I come from openSUSE and this
>> does not happen there. The font is equivalent to size 10 of the DeJavu
>> Sans Mono font. A line of output from, say, ps aux is fully readable
>> across the screen.
>>> You can pass parameters in GRUB to set the console to a particular
>>> screen mode, but if you set it to the native resolution of the
>>> monitor, the text will get *very* small. Generally the font remains
>>> 9x9 pixels or whatever and you just get more columns.
>> With this new grub2 setup, where do you set this parameter, any idea?
> Grub2 setup has nothing to do with the virtual consoles; their fonts
> are set through console-setup.

Fine, but how? :-)

I've altered /etc/default/console-setup to give me (as a test) VAR size 
8 font, ran setupcon and.....nothing happens :-( . Still the same sized 


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