Fonts on the framebuffer console where too small post install, both on the VTs and the boot-up and shutdown outputs. I set out to make some of them bigger.
$> ls -l /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/ #show available fonts $> showconsolefont # might be useful to look at this output before and after changes? $> setfont ter-132b # set the font temporarily for that session $> cat /etc/vconsole.conf # makes permanent? KEYMAP=us FONT=ter-132b FONT_MAP=
Even after pdating vconsole.conf, some small, unreadable fonts remain. Some small fonts persist on early boot. May need tweaking.
I tried updating the HOOKS setting of initcpio, to add CONSOLEFONT but it didn’t seem into impact anything. I suspect my machine is booting too fast to matter.
further reading: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mkinitcpio#HOOKS
$> cat /etc/mkinitcpio.conf | grep ^HOOKS HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap resume filesystems fsck consolefont" $> mkinitcpio -P # apply config changes