is there a way to (or better: how do i?
) change the font used in the console?
There is a package called console-setup
which should be installed on your system. It's this package that changes fonts upon boot. The config files you should take a look at are:
On my system I seem to have the font configured in /etc/console-tools/config
(bottom of the file):
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# Turn on numlock by default
Also take a look into this directory: /usr/share/consolefonts
... All your available console fonts are installed here. So if you want to change your font to something else there are plenty of possibilities to pick from. There is also a program called setupcon
(it's the same program which is called during the boot process) so I suppose it should be possible to play around with fonts during run-time, ie. without having to reboot every time before a new console font becomes active?? You'd have to Google around how to use setupcon
, I haven't used that one yet. Looking at this boot script /etc/init.d/console-setup
I can see that setupcon
gets called during system boot ... maybe this can give some clues about the right syntax so you could try to change the fonts without reboots in between ... ?