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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:23 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Increase boot messages' font size Reply with quote

How could I increase font size of boot messages? I've google'd extensively to no avail. I'm using GRUB2. The config file is below.

Many thanks.

# Copyright 1999-2013 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/sys-boot/grub/files/grub.default-2,v 1.4 2013/09/21 18:10:55 floppym Exp $
#
# To populate all changes in this file you need to regenerate your
# grub configuration file afterwards:
# 'grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg'
#
# See the grub info page for documentation on possible variables and
# their associated values.

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="Gentoo"

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=5

# Append parameters to the linux kernel command line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="logo.nologo rootfstype=ext4"

# Append parameters to the linux kernel command line for non-recovery entries
#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal.
# Note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE.
# You can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'.
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Path to theme spec txt file.
# The starfield is by default provided with use truetype.
# NOTE: when enabling custom theme, ensure you have required font/etc.
#GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/starfield/theme.txt"

# Background image used on graphical terminal.
# Can be in various bitmap formats.
#GRUB_BACKGROUND="/boot/grub/mybackground.png"

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to kernel
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY=true


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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use menuconfig to compile in and use a larger font. It's in the same submenu as the framebuffer drivers.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc/default/grub is for the Grub menu itself. If you want to have a specific size for fonts from the Linux kernel, you have to select one available in Library routines/Select compiled-in fonts section.

You can select a specific font and his size for the consolefont boot script in /etc/conf.d/consolefont and enable this script in the boot runlevel. Than, has soon as Openrc start, you font will be active.

If you use Systemd, fonts and keyboard map are set in /etc/vconsole.conf.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P., can you please be just a tiny bit more specific where the menuconfig option is that takes font size as an argument? I see some fb-related stuff but nothing relevant. lspci returns this:

00:02.0 VGA Compatible Controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)

Logicien, /etc/vconsole.conf does work but ONLY AFTER A CERTAIN POINT in boot process. During the first 2-3 seconds, I still see a tiny font. Of course, your advice makes a huge difference, but perhaps there is a way to hardwire this, as Ant P was suggesting. Yes, I am using systemd.

Many thanks.
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