Bug 45011 - /sbin/setsysfont forces 43 line console to 25 lines
/sbin/setsysfont forces 43 line console to 25 lines
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 26901
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2001-06-19 12:37 EDT by Robin Whittle
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Robin Whittle 2001-06-19 12:37:19 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)

Description of problem:
During boot-up, if lilo's vga=8, then the text console is as it should be: 132x43.  At a certain point, the characters become larger 
and the lines reduce to 25 or so.  This happened with two separate systems, with both S3 and Trident PCI cards.

Commenting out the "# Load system font" section of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit solves the problem.  

After booting successfully with this commented out, simply running "setsysfont" changes the console to 25 lines again.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set "vga=8" (or whatever) in /etc/lilo.conf, run lilo and reboot.  Note it starts with 43 lines and goes to 25 lines at a certain point 
during boot up. 
2. Comment out the "# Load system font" section of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit and reboot.  Problem does not occur.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-19 16:04:03 EDT

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

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