Bug 22383 - consolechars -d only works from console
consolechars -d only works from console
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-12-16 07:25 EST by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-16 07:25:15 EST
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-12-16 07:25:12 EST
If you try to set the default console fonts on SSH or from local xterm, you
get:

# consolechars -d
set_kernel_font: Invalid argument

On console this seems to work fine.  /etc/sysconfig/i18n:
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LANG="en_US"
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This happens with RHL 6.2 too, at least.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-17 09:13:36 EST
This is intentional - setting different characters from anything but the console
doesn't make sense.
Also, adding this would be impossible - You can't use ioctl() on devices that
are used by someone else.

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