Narrow font?

Kenny Hitt kenny at
Wed Oct 6 17:12:33 UTC 2004

Hi.  Cheryl, try looking in /etc/console-tools/config to see if your
system is loading a font.

Hope this helps.

On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 11:19:38AM -0500, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
> I'm having a sort of similar problem.
> when i was running gentoo, I could enter
> vga=8
> in my lilo.conf (8 being the menu number I believe; they run from 1-9 and 
> a to z but of course are not all applicable for every video card) and get 
> a 132 by 43 screen. (I tried 9 but that did nothing so it must not work 
> with my card). But in debian unstable, while dmesg says I have that size 
> screen, I'm actually losing two lines from the 80 by 25 configuration. I'm 
> wondering if I'm unknowingly running fonts that are effecting this; how 
> would I tell?
> As for your problem, Lee, you could try the menu numbers as I did and see 
> if that gets any results. or, if you have sighted help, you could set
> vga=ask
> and hit enter to go to scan when booting and have somebody look at your 
> list of video options. Just remember that if you want to use a code for 
> one of those options as you did in the past you have to convert from 
> hexeidecimal.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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