/sbin/setsysfont on startup

James Wilkinson fedora at westexe.demon.co.uk
Thu Dec 8 13:21:08 UTC 2005

Sergey wrote:
> /sbin/setsysfont which is called by /etc/rc.sysinit sets the specified font 
> and acm parameters on current terminal only, which is usually tty1. It is 
> advisable to alter the script so that it would change the font on all ttys 
> that might be used. Commonly those are tty1-tty6 (alt-F1-F6).
> It is very important for locales, since many international users use font 
> display maps, such as koi2alt for example.

Which kernel are you running? This seems to be related to
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=130024 and
http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/14/127 , which was fixed (upstream, at
least) by at least kernel 2.6.13, but would be unlikely to have been in
the lauch Fedora kernel.

Hope this helps,


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