A (Debian) Linux TTY console that rocks!

No i3 or awesome here!
Just a fuck**** TTY console (oh well in a VBox :D)

It is a little bit tricky ’cause (I think) nowadays there’s no much people tweaking this aspect. I found a lot of posts suggesting how to do that using grub. The problem is: now we have grub 2 and it works in a different way.

So how have I obtained this tty?

First of all pay attention, ’cause I have done this on a Debian. I don’t know how it can be done in others Linux distributions, just because (as you can see later), I have used a Debian specific utility to configure the console font.

Configure grub 2

Open grub 2 configuration file:

  sudo vi /etc/default/grub

and set the following rows:


then run:

  sudo update-grub2

then reboot your system.

Change console font

Here I’ve used dpkg-reconfigure that is an utility provided by Debian.

So run:

  sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

and then I selected:

  . Combined - Latin etc... Greek
  6x12 (framebuffer only)

I think you have to reboot again… or maybe no… well if it doesn’t work immediately, try a reboot 😀

Why I wrote this post after so many years?
I’ll think about this in the next days and I’ll let you know in a couple of years 😀