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    Setting the font for the virtual console

    Hi. I work in the virtual consoles alot (Ctrl+Alt+F1, F2...) on a Debian Lenny amd64 system. What is the proper way to set the font for the virtual console? I know the fonts are in /usr/share/consolefonts, and I know that I can set the font each time I log in by putting a consolechars statement in my bash profile. But this causes an error message whenever I ssh into my account from another computer, or use an X terminal.

    I just want to set the font for that computer, not every terminal that logs in.

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    Have you tried to set vga value in kernel line?
    Add vga=778 at the end of kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst and reboot machine. Check other resolutions here under Linux video mode numbers title.
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    Thanks, but I did already know how to set the resolution (which really helped a lot). However, I was considering a different font. I've tried out several using consolechars and found them to be more visually appealing than the default font. Does anyone know what is the correct way of setting this?

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