Bug 26924 - rc.sysinit changes fonts/size overriding kernel default
rc.sysinit changes fonts/size overriding kernel default
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 26901
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
7.1
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-10 02:21 EST by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-10 02:21:32 EST
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Description Mike A. Harris 2001-02-10 02:21:29 EST
The rc.sysinit script calls setsysfont automatically setting the
system font without regard to the default font one may have selected
at boot time via lilo.  This occured in Red Hat 5.0 or 5.1 also, and
the only solution I had was to remove the /sbin/setsysfont execute
permission.

I start my system up with vga=extended in lilo.conf in order to get
an 80x50 text screen.  During rc.sysinit, once setsysfont gets called,
the system switches to 80x25 mode thus killing all my nice real estate.
;o)

I've worked around it with "chmod a-x /sbin/setsysfont" for now.  Perhaps
rm /sbin/setsysfont is better.  ;o)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-10 02:30:17 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 26901 ***

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