Bug 13626 - Console fonts on old ATI video boards
Summary: Console fonts on old ATI video boards
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-07-09 16:10 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-09 16:10:28 UTC
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-07-09 16:10:27 UTC
Some old VGA cards have (very) broken default fonts (esp. original Mach64 
cards); unfortunately, the kernel doesn't load a font unless fbcon is 
enabled, and RH6.2's US locale doesn't load a font by default. Proposed 
solution is to set a value for SYSFONT at the top of /sbin/setsysfont; 
default-8x16 would be a satisfactory choice, but UniCyr-sans-8x16 looks 
=much= nicer!

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-12 19:25:29 UTC
Set "SYSFONT" to something like "UniCyr-sans-8x16" or "default8x16"
in your /etc/sysconfig/i18n file, and rc.sysinit will do this for you.  Doing
this by default would really screw up the folks out there with EGA or
old-style Hercules boards, and be of no use to users of serial terminals.

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