From: James Griffiths (jamesg at domain linsol.com)
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 11:58:04 IST
On Wed, 12 May 1999, Christian J van den Bosch wrote :
> goes back to common or garden 25 instead of 50 (number of columns stays
> at 132 though). The last line printed before the mode change refers to
> mounting user partitions, the first line after the mode change refers to
> turning on quotas.
> This seems to happen with any screen mode I choose which has >25 lines.
Between the mount command and the quota command in
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, there is a call to setsysfont
- in the absence of any font config info, this is
calling /usr/bin/setfont. This in turn loads a default
font file which is designed for 25 line mode.
RedHat provides a mechanism for using a different font
the script /sbin/setsysfont sources a file
/etc/sysconfig/i18n. If this file sets a SYSFONT
variable, RedHat will use this as an arg to setfont.
The default RedHat install doesn't create the
For comparison, SuSE Linux stores a font name in
/etc/rc.config and uses this value to set the font
Hope this helps,
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