If you work on older Laptops and you use a Console only System Setup like on Debian there is a Bug on systemd and the console-setup package since years. After reboot all Font Settings seems gone. But the Settings are not real gone, cause systemd does not pull the settings on boot!
How to fix?
- edit the crontab of root by
sudo su -
- insert the /bin/setupcon command on „@reboot“ means on every boot!
@reboot /bin/setupcon > /dev/null 2>&1
- save and exit, reboot now
- now the PC should echo big Fonts for old eyes „Terminus 20×12 Frambuffermode“
If you setup a Laptop with 15.XX and a luks encrypted SSD, you did set on older OS „tmpfs“ for /tmp. Now under „systemd“ the the boot hangs cause systemd „automount“ tmpfs to /tmp by default!!! If you enter tmpfs into fstab like on ubuntu 14.10, the OS boots into the „RECOVERY RESCUE MODE“
Here some details, from a forum post:
Disable automatic mount
Under systemd, /tmp may be automatically mounted as a tmpfs even though you have no entry for that in your /etc/fstab.
To disable the automatic mount, run:
# systemctl mask tmp.mount
Files will no longer be stored in a tmpfs, but your block device instead. The /tmp contents will now be preserved between reboots, which you might not want. To regain the previous behavior and clean the /tmp folder automatically when restarting your machine, consider using tmpfiles.d:
# see tmpfiles.d
# always enable /tmp folder cleaning
D! /tmp 1777 root root 0
# remove files in /var/tmp older than 10 days
D /var/tmp 1777 root root 10d
# namespace mountpoints (PrivateTmp=yes) are excluded from removal