Console Font in Debian reverts to default on initial boot?

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Console Font in Debian reverts to default on initial boot?

Postby UnluckyForSome » 2020-08-20 14:16

I've installed the "miniwi" font successfully on Debian Linux 10 (Raspbian) by adding a font to the right directory and then editing
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/etc/default/console-setup

and adding
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FONT="miniwi.psf.gx".

However, this font only seems to activate halfway through the boot process - I can't quite catch at what point the font is being loaded, but I'd be much happier if it loaded at boot right away - as currently the font size changes dramatically about halfway through the boot process!

Someone else mentions similar behavior here:

https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/214302/429146

However his solution seems to be having no effect for me, I think the way Debian handles things has probably changed since then?

Is there anything I can modify/do to call this change at the very beginning of the boot process?

Many thanks :D
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Re: Console Font in Debian reverts to default on initial boo

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-08-20 17:06

UnluckyForSome wrote:(Raspbian)

That is not supported here, I've moved the thread to the Offtopic section. Ask on the Raspbian forums instead.

If this were a Debian system then I would advise to add the kernel driver for the video card in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and then rebuild the initramfs:
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# update-initramfs -u -k all

That would enable an early KMS start for the driver but I don't think it will work for your disgustingly blob-infested Mali graphics chip.
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