Talk:Linux console

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"How do you boot in text mode?" expansion

on my system, the kernel parameters "vga=0 nomodeset" boots arch and the few other distros i tried it with into 80x25 vga text mode properly.

can some others verify this on your systems and give insight so a wiki editor may add this? KScottDB (talk) 18:31, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

I have no idea what you mean and how is it relevant to the text on the Linux console page. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 18:57, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
i'm referring to the expansion notice at Linux console#Text mode. This article or section needs expansion. Reason: How do you boot in text mode? (Discuss in Talk:Linux console) KScottDB (talk) 23:17, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
Oh, thanks. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:09, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

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)

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)