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Thread: microscopic console font after zypper dup (13.1>13.2)

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    JtWdyP NNTP User

    Default microscopic console font after zypper dup (13.1>13.2)


    I gave up trying to convince opensuse to set a default console font I can actually
    read without a magnifying glass on my laptop a LONG time ago. But since I boot to
    runlevel 3, it used to be easy to fix it in my ~/.bash_profile with:
    Code:
    setfont ter-v28b.psfu.gz
    But that doesn't work anymore.

    I did a:
    Code:
    zypper se font
    But the only font package that I can find where says it can be used on the "Linux Console"
    is the "terminus-bitmap-fonts" package of which:
    Code:
    zypper if terminus-bitmap-fonts
    says is already installed. But I can't find the terminus fonts. Or any other font
    that setfont can use.

    What am I missing here?

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    JtWdyP

  2. #2

    Default Re: microscopic console font after zypper dup (13.1>13.2)


    It would appear that on Aug 6, JtWdyP did say:

    > it used to be easy to fix it in my ~/.bash_profile with:
    >
    Code:
    > setfont ter-v28b.psfu.gz
    >
    >
    > But that doesn't work anymore.
    >
    >
    Code:
    > zypper if terminus-bitmap-fonts
    >
    > says is already installed. But I can't find the terminus fonts. Or any other font
    > that setfont can use.
    >
    > What am I missing here?


    My problem with the console font... It is solved!

    There are two things that should have been obvious to me but weren't.
    I plead CRS* see below. ;-)

    1) Since the tool I was using was setfont, I shoulda
    Code:
    man setfont
    which listed it's default font dir as /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts
    Why I couldn't find it, I don't know...

    2) I also have Opensuse 13.2 on my desktop. And a quick check of my profile there
    shows that when I upgraded the desktop I musta found the font dir to figure out that
    the font name had changed from ter-v28b.psfu.gz to just ter-v28b.psfu
    Presumably the fonts used to be zipped, and now they aren't?

    So since it's obvious that I found that font dir on my desktop, less than 3 months
    ago. It all comes back to CRS. What is CRS you might ask...

    *CRS:

    * CRS : "Can't Remember Sh^Htuff" : In my case this means that unless I
    * do something the same way every day for a LONG time, or have examples
    * of how I did it before (where I can still find them), I usually wind up
    * scratching my head the next time I need to do a non-daily task. Or for
    * that matter, to remember what I was doing before the durned phone rang etc...

    --
    JtWdyP


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    Default Re: microscopic console font after zypper dup (13.1>13.2)

    On 2015-08-07 03:55, JtWdyP wrote:

    > 2) I also have Opensuse 13.2 on my desktop. And a quick check of my profile there
    > shows that when I upgraded the desktop I musta found the font dir to figure out that
    > the font name had changed from ter-v28b.psfu.gz to just ter-v28b.psfu
    > Presumably the fonts used to be zipped, and now they aren't?


    I have 13.1. I don't have that particular font. Most of the font files I
    have are compressed, but a few are not.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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