[arch-general] console font on tty[1-6] with systemd

Andrzej Giniewicz gginiu at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 09:11:03 EDT 2012

Hi all,

recently I got new machine at work, on which I decided to try some stuff
new to me, and some not so new but not used together. So I got my
machine running on uefi/gpt/softraid1/lvm/systemd in preparation to get
xen on it (buckets of fun, and quite pleasant ride after all - at least
it was better than I expected). Anyway - after some time spent on
experimenting in virtualbox I decided to try on living thing, and it
mostly works now, but I seem to be unable to get it to automatically set
fonts in tty[1-6].

During startup, the fonts change for a while, but as soon as getty is
run, fonts return to default. If I login into tty[1-6] and call
systemd-vconsole-setup manually, fonts are loaded correctly. I don't see
anything bad in journal or on screen during boot, at least nothing that
got my attention. Also, it works when not using systemd, so I guess that
config file is OK. This machine will not have X on it, so I boot it into
multi-user.target. Only things I did to systemd was write config files
the usual way and enable few services - sshd, ntpd, lvm and network (one
from wiki, the static ethernet config).

Systemd is quite new to me, have I missed something obvious? At the
first look, the issue seems to be similar to
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=744108 but I don't like idea
of only solution present there, with replacing config file with
hardcoded version (
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=744108#c26 ), so I decided
to ask - anyone had similar issue and solved it already, preferably in
nicer way? Maybe service that will be run "After" getty@*.service?


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