bad console-setup results in Stretch
- Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2017 05:57:45 -0500
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: bad console-setup results in Stretch
Can someone explain how to get the framebuffer vttys to use the same font rpm
distro kernels use by default for framebuffer bootup messages? All rpm distros
AFAIK use the same one. AFAICT, no rpm distros use anything directly
corresponding to Debian's console-setup, and their vtty font is far superior to
the ugly non-bolded fonts I've most often seen Debians use.
I just did a dist-upgrade from Jessie to Stretch. Before running it, I commented
out the CODESET, FONTFACE and FONTSIZE lines in /etc/default/console-setup, then
made the file immutable. This produced a perfect post-upgrade result except for
one thing: every run of apt/apt-get/aptitude resulted in a failure message due
to inability to write the file. I got tired of that message, and reset the file
writable. Now the framebuffer fonts are as bad as I've ever seen it whether set
to Terminus, TerminusBold, TerminusBoldVGA or Fixed, with Terminus and Fixed by
far the worst. I can't distinguish any difference between TerminusBold and
A good example of the rpm font face superiority is the capital "R". The Debian
TerminusBold font is top heavy with no serifs. The rpm font is decently balanced
top to bottom, and the left top and left bottom have tiny serifs flagging to the
left. Apparently lat9w-16.psfu is what produces this on openSUSE, as it is
contained in /etc/sysconfig/console: 'CONSOLE_FONT="lat9w-16.psfu"', which is
Font height is a non-issue. 16 tall is just right.
Is there some other console font package than is in a default installation I can
install in Stretch to do better? Something else?
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