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Add section on cursor appearance in Linux console

Looking through all Linux console related articles on wiki I didn't notice a mention of managing the cursor appearance (talking about "real" /dev/ttyX console here, not terminal emulators under X or Wayland where cursor appearance can be adjusted in settings). There are a couple of good articles on the web about this:

I think adding summary and a couple of examples will go a long way towards saving user's time. Is this topic covered somewhere else in the wiki? Is this the right section to add this information? Romstor (talk) 03:07, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

I don't think it's covered anywhere, feel free to add a section after Linux console#Fonts. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:05, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
As someone said previously, this page could use a write up on the different methods to control cursor appearance for consoles. Along with the info present in the articles linked previously, I want to add info about changing the default cursor shape via 'vt' kernel parameters/grub command line, and changing the blinking status by the fbcon/cursor_blink file via a tmpfile. The latter two will give you a solid, non blinking, block upon login, that persists across applications. But the info about the escape sequences are still interesting and would add to the page as a whole.—This unsigned comment is by Unsigned-enby (talk) 2022-08-16T16:05:23. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
As answered before, you are more than welcome to create a new section for this :) --Erus Iluvatar (talk) 17:40, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

Adding console font screenshots page

Hi, I'm hosting a library of console fonts screenshots on my website since about 2012.

I'm wondering if this can be moved into this Wiki, maybe on its own page, and to leave the maintenance of it up to the community. Is there a policy for/against that? --A neutrino (talk) 00:02, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

The wiki does not allow users to upload images, only admins are allowed to do that. But in general, the wiki is about collaborating on text and not other content. — Lahwaacz (talk) 17:25, 11 March 2022 (UTC)