Non-X text mode console

Alan Cox alan at
Tue Sep 16 09:28:07 UTC 2008

> Unless I've missed something huge, virtual terminals aren't going away.  
> What may or may not be going away is the x86 video BIOS text mode, to be 
> replaced with a kernel framebuffer, which precludes the use of console 
> fonts, which very few people ever mess with.  The console itself will 
> remain.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Framebuffer consoles support fonts.

However they do not work on all machines, they do not work with a lot of
screen reader technology and they don't work with many of the remote management


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