cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/chapter07 console.xml

matthew at matthew at
Sun Jun 20 07:38:21 PDT 2004

matthew     04/06/20 08:38:21

  Modified:    BOOK/chapter01 changelog.xml
               BOOK/chapter07 console.xml
  Added note that kernel doesn't set the screen font automatically when in maintenance mode (Alexander Patrakov)
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.832     +4 -0      LFS/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml
  Index: changelog.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.831
  retrieving revision 1.832
  diff -u -r1.831 -r1.832
  --- changelog.xml	20 Jun 2004 13:45:42 -0000	1.831
  +++ changelog.xml	20 Jun 2004 14:38:20 -0000	1.832
  @@ -76,6 +76,10 @@
  +<listitem><para>June 20, 2004 [matt]: chapter07 - console.  Add a note regarding
  +the screen font not being set automatically when the console script isn't run.
  +(Alexander Patrakov)</para></listitem>
   <listitem><para>June 20, 2004 [matt]: chapter03 - packages.  Point people at the
   FTP mirrors and GnuPG.</para></listitem>
  1.9       +6 -2      LFS/BOOK/chapter07/console.xml
  Index: console.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/chapter07/console.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.8
  retrieving revision 1.9
  diff -u -r1.8 -r1.9
  --- console.xml	19 Jun 2004 20:41:59 -0000	1.8
  +++ console.xml	20 Jun 2004 14:38:21 -0000	1.9
  @@ -95,8 +95,12 @@
   setting it every time from the <command>console</command> bootscript, then
   instructions are given in <xref linkend="ch-bootable-kernel"/>.  Doing this
   ensures that your keyboard will always work as expected, even when you boot into
  -maintenance mode (by passing <parameter>init=/bin/sh</parameter> to the kernel), as in that
  -situation, the <command>console</command> bootscript won't be run.</para>
  +maintenance mode (by passing <parameter>init=/bin/sh</parameter> to the kernel),
  +as in that situation, the <command>console</command> bootscript won't be run.
  +Additionally, the kernel will not set the screen font automatically.  Again,
  +this shouldn't pose too many problems as ASCII characters will still be handled
  +correctly, and it is unlikely that you would need to rely on non-ASCII
  +characters whilst in maintenance mode.</para>
   <para>Since the kernel will set up the keymap, you can omit the KEYMAP variable
   from the <filename>/etc/sysconfig/console</filename> configuration file. If you

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