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For Linux virtual consoles, the Terminus font works fine on my laptops, but on my desktop, the same font and font size that I use in the laptops is over-sized and looks like banner text. Installing the psf-unifont helped a bit for desktop/console work. Note that this may all change a bit. It seems systemd manages all of this differently. Debian is holding back right now, I've read, but that may change down the line:

In Bash on Debian 9.4:

apt install psf-unifont

Edit the following file: /etc/default/console-setup.

# CONFIGURATION FILE FOR SETUPCON

# Consult the console-setup(5) manual page.

ACTIVE_CONSOLES="/dev/tty[1-6]"

CHARMAP="UTF-8"

CODESET="guess"
FONTFACE="UnifontAPL"
FONTSIZE="8x16"

VIDEOMODE=

# The following is an example how to use a braille font
# FONT='lat9w-08.psf.gz brl-8x8.psf'

Then:

sudo setupcon

I generally use dpkg-reconfigure console-setup instead of editing the above file, but psf-unifonts weren't listed when I attempted that. I'm guessing they would be after a reboot.

linux/console-setup.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/10 16:14 by seanburns