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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:34 pm    Post subject: Bigger text on the console boot.[SOLVED] Reply with quote

Hi,

I would like to make the console boot text bigger. It is too small for me to read.

I am not sure, but I think turning off the frambuffer would fix this.

I have a Pi4 running 64-bit Gentoo.

Thanks,

donjames


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your /etc/conf.d/consolefont file. I set mine to ter-132n (terminus font). Of course, the text will still be small until consolefont starts.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the kernel
Library routines - Select compiled in fonts

video:
https://youtu.be/GnfBMOK2-hI?list=PLyc5xVO2uDsCnoa7SH6orz2oQlmOqmxr9&t=250
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

duane wrote:
Check your /etc/conf.d/consolefont file. I set mine to ter-132n (terminus font). Of course, the text will still be small until consolefont starts.


Hi, duane

This doesn't work. Font size doesn't change.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

etnull wrote:
in the kernel
Library routines - Select compiled in fonts

video:
https://youtu.be/GnfBMOK2-hI?list=PLyc5xVO2uDsCnoa7SH6orz2oQlmOqmxr9&t=250


Hi etnull,

Looks like this might work. Not sure how to recompile the kernel for the raspberrypi4. It is totally different from the way that it is done on x86 machines.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

donjames,

Some framebuffers accept a video command on the kernel command line to set the console resolution. Some don't.
You need to read dmesg to see which framebuffer you are using and the wiki for the exact syntax.

As its a Pi, you can set the console resolution in config.txt
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
donjames,

Some framebuffers accept a video command on the kernel command line to set the console resolution. Some don't.
You need to read dmesg to see which framebuffer you are using and the wiki for the exact syntax.

As its a Pi, you can set the console resolution in config.txt


Hi,

I figured it out! Now I have what looks like an 80x25 console boot screen.
Here's what I did:

In the /boot/config.txt file, I uncommented
hdmi_group=1
hdmi_mode=1

Saved the config.txt file and rebooted. It now boots with large type.

I found the settings info here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt/video.md

Thanks a bunch,
donjames
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