Changing the default font size on 10.04 server

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Jul 24 12:40:24 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 7:24 AM, william drescher
<william at> wrote:
> On 7/23/2011 4:13 PM, Tom H wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 3:52 PM, william drescher
>> <william at>  wrote:
>>> On 7/23/2011 11:16 AM, Paulo Sampaio wrote:
>>>> I think: /dpkg-reconfigure console-data/is the command for this,
>>>> but please if you find yourself in front of such a problem
>>>> firstly try to search for the answer by yourself, i believe
>>>> you'll find lots of great thing besides the answer to that.
>>>> Everytime a problem happens you ask for help or you try to solve
>>>> it using your skills first? =]
>>> william at ubuntu2:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data
>>> Package `console-data' is not installed and no info is available.
>>> Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
>>> and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
>>> /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: console-data is not installed
>>> remember, this is on a server not a desktop.
>> dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
>> (Installing console-data will give you a larger selection of fonts;
>> it'll pull in console-common
> Thank you, that works

You're welcome. The file that controls the console fonts is
"/etc/default/console-setup" but if you edit it, you have to update
the initrd too.

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