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#1 2023-08-02 14:11:10

renegat
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[SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

Since update to systemd-254-1 systemd-libs-254-1  systemd-sysvcompat-254-1

- encryption prompt is reverted to us-keyboard instead of de-keyboard layout with default small font-size instead of set big-font size for partially blind making it nearly impossible to enter password.

mkinitcpio.conf hooks:

HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block keyboard sd-vconsole encrypt filesystems fsck"

Downgrading to previous systemd-253.7-1 solves it for the moment.

Addenum:
Even with

HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block keyboard keymap consolefont encrypt filesystems fsck"

consolefont is (still) not applied.

Last edited by renegat (2023-08-24 21:05:44)

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#2 2023-08-02 14:28:17

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

Why are you using sd-vconsole hook when not using systemd for the initramfs as a whole? you should be using the keymap and consolefonts hooks instead when using the busybox based initramfs: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Mkinit … mmon_hooks

Last edited by V1del (2023-08-02 14:28:54)

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#3 2023-08-02 14:40:14

renegat
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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

Because the 'old' way using consolefont hook stopped working a while ago and it was advised to use sd-vconsole instead.
See: FS#78052 - [mkinitcpio][systemd] 253.2-1 not setting console font and here.

Addenum:
With mkinitcpio.conf

HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block consolefont keyboard keymap encrypt filesystems fsck"

and systemd 254.1 the keyboard layout is applied correctly but the font stays small.

But than there is a warning about
"setfont: KDFONTOP: Function not implemented" over the prompt for the password.

With

BINARIES="setfont"

added in mkinitcpio.conf another error message appears early on boot:

"setfont: ERROR kdfontop.c:183 put_font_kdfontop : Unable to load sich font with such kernel version"

There are other problems (long delays / freezes) on reboot and shutdown too with systemd 254.1

Last edited by renegat (2023-08-02 15:17:00)

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#4 2023-08-08 00:50:24

KaTsUjA
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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

I solved it like this:
HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block consolefont keyboard keymap encrypt filesystems fsck"

HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block sd-vconsole keyboard keymap encrypt filesystems fsck"

without adding BINARIES="setfont"

thank you very much


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#5 2023-08-10 18:48:05

renegat
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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

This bug is present since 15 January 2020 - see here

Replacing 'keymap consolefont' hooks with 'sd-vconsole' was just a workaround which does not work at all since systemd 254.1 update anymore.

The consolefont hook does not work neither with or without 'setfont' binaries set.

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#6 2023-08-13 13:34:56

KaTsUjA
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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

For me it worked on both laptop and desktop pc in signature with 254.1
BINARIES=""
HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block sd-vconsole keyboard keymap encrypt filesystems fsck"

Last edited by KaTsUjA (2023-08-13 14:03:00)


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#7 2023-08-14 21:22:38

linerman
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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

renegat wrote:

This bug is present since 15 January 2020 - see here

Replacing 'keymap consolefont' hooks with 'sd-vconsole' was just a workaround which does not work at all since systemd 254.1 update anymore.

The consolefont hook does not work neither with or without 'setfont' binaries set.

I confirm that sd-vconsole instead of consolefont works and you need to check entries' order

 HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf kms block sd-vconsole keyboard keymap encrypt filesystems fsck" 

looks ok.
Binaries should be empty.

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#8 2023-08-14 23:17:21

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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

How in the world are there so many people still using strings in mkinitcpio.conf when it switched to arrays almost 5 years ago?

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#9 2023-08-24 21:28:58

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Re: [SOLVED] systemd-254-1: mkinitcpio hook consolefont not applied

The underlying bug was 'solved': See here

I cannot see how using double quotes or parentheses in the mkinitcpio.conf 'arrays' makes any difference according to the matter. Both notations still seem to work the same way.

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