From: Ant on
On 10/3/2009 2:03 PM PT, Ant typed:

>>> I haven't rebooted it yet to check the settings out. I will later.
>> You should not need to reboot to reset the console fonts or properties.
>> Just try running "/etc/init.d/console-setup start"
> Even better (no reboot). Heh, I had to run command this outside of X and
> not via ssh (thought it would take changes right away when I checked on
> my local console). ;) Now, it looks better. I did see the font
> differences since it was changed in real-time on screen. It is basically
> the same for widths and heights. Font was just different for being thin
> vs. bolded. I like bold (old school). ;)

Weird, I rebooted today and saw my tiny fonts and more characters on
screen. Also, this trick doesn't work anymore. :(
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From: Ant on
In alt.os.debian J G Miller <miller(a)> wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:47:05 +0100, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
> > "To reset the console font back to what it was before, you just run
> > dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and then choose "VGA" as your console
> > font."

> This changes the entry for FONTFACE in /etc/default/console-setup.

> Take a look at that file should you wish to make the change directly,
> and to see what else can be configured for console-setup.

I rebooted today after almost a month of uptime to upgrade my old
Debian's Kernel v2.6.32-4-686 to v2.6.32-5-686. Now, I see my fonts are
tiny with more areas to show.

I tried the above suggestions, but they did not work. Am I missing

$ cat /etc/default/console-setup
# Change to "yes" and setupcon will explain what is being doing

# Setup these consoles. Most people do not need to change this.

# Put here your encoding. Valid charmaps are: UTF-8 ARMSCII-8 CP1251
# ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-2 ISO-8859-3 ISO-8859-4 ISO-8859-5 ISO-8859-6
# ISO-8859-7 ISO-8859-8 ISO-8859-9 ISO-8859-10 ISO-8859-11 ISO-8859-13
# ISO-8859-14 ISO-8859-15 ISO-8859-16 KOI8-R KOI8-U TIS-620 VISCII

# The codeset determines which symbols are supported by the font.
# Valid codesets are: Arabic Armenian CyrAsia CyrKoi CyrSlav Ethiopian
# Georgian Greek Hebrew Lao Lat15 Lat2 Lat38 Lat7 Thai Uni1 Uni2 Uni3
# Vietnamese. Read README.fonts for explanation.

# Valid font faces are: VGA (sizes 8, 14 and 16), Terminus (sizes
# 12x6, 14, 16, 20x10, 24x12, 28x14 and 32x16), TerminusBold (sizes
# 14, 16, 20x10, 24x12, 28x14 and 32x16), TerminusBoldVGA (sizes 14
# and 16) and Fixed (sizes 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18). Only when
# CODESET=Ethiopian: Goha (sizes 12, 14 and 16) and
# GohaClassic (sizes 12, 14 and 16).
# Set FONTFACE and FONTSIZE to empty strings if you want setupcon to
# set up the keyboard but to leave the console font unchanged.

# You can also directly specify nonstandard font or console map to load.
# Use space as separator if you want to load more than one font.
# You can use FONT_MAP in order to specify the Unicode map of the font
# in case the font doesn't have it embedded.

# FONT='lat9w-08.psf.gz /usr/local/share/braillefonts/brl-08.psf'
# FONT_MAP=/usr/share/consoletrans/lat9u.uni
# CONSOLE_MAP=/usr/local/share/consoletrans/my_special_encoding.acm

if [ -f /etc/default/keyboard ]; then
. /etc/default/keyboard

I even tried rebooting after making changes. Thank you in advance. :)
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