[arch-general] Configure a console font without initrd

Jan Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 07:02:34 EST 2013

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Rodrigo Rivas
<rodrigorivascosta at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 4:34 PM, <jugree at lavabit.com> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I set `KEYMAP' and `FONT' in `/etc/vconsole.conf'.  `sudo
>> /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup' works. But how can I use it
>> after `reboot'?
>> `mkinitcpio.conf' is not an option because I don't use initrd. I tried
>> to add the above line to `/etc/rc.local', but it did not work.
> But independently of using initrd or not, `systemd-vconsole-setup` is run
> by the service `systemd-vconsole-setup.service`, which in turn is WantedBy
> `sysinit.target`. So all should be automatic...
> Can you show us the output of
> $ systemctl status systemd-vconsole-setup.service
> and
> $ systemctl show systemd-vconsole-setup.service
> ?
> Regards
> --
> Rodrigo

If the video driver is loaded after the vconsole has been set up, the
new console won't inherit the settings. So the only proper solutions
are either loading the driver in the initrd or building it into the

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