Subject: kern/13854: kernel doesn't allow to change fonts
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From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/02/2001 13:20:10
>Number:         13854
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       You can't use other then stadard BIOS fonts
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 02 04:21:00 PDT 2001
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5.1

System: NetBSD 1.5.1 NetBSD 1.5.1 (IGLOO) #0: Sat Aug 25 15:18:47 CEST 2001 i386

It's impossible to use other font's thern BIOS fonts, wsfontload loads 
font's but you can't see any changes.

As far as I know this bug isn't changed in -current yet.
Try to load any font file from /usr/share/wscons/fonts/

Sergey Svishchev <> made some hack to pass it.
You can fetch his hack from :
This patch doesn't fix the problem, it only allows you to use some other 
font's but with this patch you can't load other size fonts.