Re: How to change console font in grub2?

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On Fri, 8 Oct 2010 02:21:08 Tom H <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Dean S. Messing <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know the secret sauce that's needed to change the colour of
> > the font in a high-res (1600x1200) console when using grub2 in F13? (By
> > "console" I mean the "framebuffer-based" console.  X isn't running yet.)
> >
> > The back-story:
> >
> >   Last evening I built and installed grub2 on my new F13 system.  Turns
> >   out that "vga=838" (i.e. 1600x1200x16) at the end of the kernel line
> >   no longer works. In Grub1 it gave a nice 1600x1200 console outside
> >   of X.
> >
> >   Below, I've marked the two magic lines I added to the "menuentry" in
> >   /boot/grub/grub.cfg to get the hi-res console.  But the font is an
> >   ugly hard-to-read green on black and I don't know how to make it
> >   white on black like I had before.
> >
> > menuentry "F13, with Linux 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64" --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
> >
> >     ## These two lines give a 1600x1200 console ##
> >        set gfxmode=1600x1200x16
> >        insmod vbe
> >     ##############################################
> >
> >        insmod ext2
> >        set root='(hd1,2)'
> >        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d5b13a6e-3c0c-432a-bcff-5f1706acea29
> >        linux   /vmlinuz-2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 root=LABEL=root ro rd_LVM_LV=vg_F13/lv_root rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rdblacklist=nouveau nomodeset
> >        initrd  /initramfs-2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64.img
> > }
> 
> I haven't used grub2 with Fedora in a while but I've never come across
> anything but white-on-black. It sounds like your video settings are
> screwed up. You might have to add "set gfxpayload=1600x1200x16" after
> "set gfxmode=1600x1200x16".
> 
> I'm sure whether that really matters but "insmod vbe" might have to
> come before "set gfxmode=1600x1200x16".
> 
> You also try to add "insmod gfxterm".

Thanks  Tom.

Tried them all, and some other ideas.  I either got no change or the big
(white) VGA font that.

Dean
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