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#1 2013-02-17 16:08:01

Vijfhoek
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Registered: 2012-06-03
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[SOLVED] Messed up font on clean install

I have installed Arch 02.2013 on my old Pentium 3 computer. The installation went well, but on first boot the characters turned all funky (in GRUB it's still fine).
I took a picture of my screen (clicky): IMG_20130217_161038_small.jpg

Does anybody have any idea what's going on? I can debug using the CD, on which the font looks fine.

Last edited by Vijfhoek (2013-02-18 20:43:01)

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#2 2013-02-17 16:39:11

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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up font on clean install

What's in /etc/vconsole.conf?


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#3 2013-02-17 16:45:43

Vijfhoek
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up font on clean install

Nothing at the moment. I just tried Lat2-Terminal16 (or something like that), and it looks just as weird, a bit less bold though (so somewhat more readable).
My locale is en_US.UTF-8. Also, I have no swap partition at the moment (forgot it), and was planning on using GParted with some WM to add one, but that shouldn't be related.

EDIT: Here's the output of lcpci, might it be useful: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31413453/IMG_20 … 175441.jpg
EDIT2: With the Arch CD and chroot I managed to get Xorg to run, couldn't be bothered to install a less primitive window manager. Anyway, it runs just fine on my 1680x1050 display (typing this from it), but the TTYs still looks garbled. I am going to try another display mode now.
EDIT3: I plugged in an AGP Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce MX 400, have some laughs smile) and it works fine now.

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