Bug 1250262 - Live images do not use eurlatgr console font by default
Live images do not use eurlatgr console font by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2015-08-04 18:30 EDT by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2017-07-31 13:09 EDT (History)
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Description Adam Williamson 2015-08-04 18:30:33 EDT
To reproduce: boot a Fedora live image (22, 23 or Rawhide), go to tty2, log in as root, and run 'cat /usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts/README.eurlatgr'. Note all the greek characters are boxes.

The live images *do* have a correct /etc/vconsole.conf , but somehow it doesn't seem to be applied.

If you run '/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup' from a tty after logging in, eurlatgr gets loaded in all TTYs. However, it's clear that the systemd-vconsole-setup.service service *did* run during boot, if you check systemctl output. If you boot with systemd.log_level=debug you can see from the messages that it seems to run properly, so far as I can see.

So...I'm not sure what's going on? Timing issue? Something more subtle?

This isn't going to be noticeable for a lot of people, I guess, but it gives us a bit of a problem with openQA - as we do matching on console screenshots, we kinda want the font used to be consistent between the live environment, anaconda environment, and installed system environment.
Comment 1 Jan Synacek 2015-08-05 06:02:24 EDT
This looks like a timing issue. I can reproduce this on a virtual machine with about 33% chance (using 4 CPUs). And the less CPUs I allocate for the VM, the less likely it seems to happen.
Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2015-08-05 06:12:58 EDT
Odd - it seemed to happen on all my tests and I only have 2 CPUs assigned to the virt guest. I'll try it a few more times tomorrow.
Comment 3 Jan Synacek 2015-08-05 07:12:27 EDT
Just for the record, I use the following to run the VM:

$ qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 2G -smp cpus=4 -cdrom Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-20150804.iso
Comment 4 Marko Myllynen 2015-08-11 03:04:40 EDT
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1074624 was about fonts not taken into use but not sure had vconsole-setup been rerun already in your case.

If you tail README.eurlatgr from kbd-2.0.3 (or grab it from [1]), you should be at least able to determine which font is in use at that time.

1) http://git.altlinux.org/people/legion/packages/kbd.git?p=kbd.git;a=blob;f=data/consolefonts/README.eurlatgr
Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2015-08-11 03:15:52 EDT
I'm fairly sure it's just the firmware font. i.e. it's not that any other font has been loaded - no font has been loaded, and the system's still using the firmware one.
Comment 6 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:41:34 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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Comment 8 Marko Myllynen 2017-07-31 13:09:09 EDT
This seems to be fixed in Fedora 26.

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