Since a few days journalctl shows the following error while booting:

systemd-vconsole-setup[701]: Virtual console /dev/tty0 is not in K_XLATE or K_UNICODE.

After that systemd-vconsole-setup fails to start. Does anybody know how to solve the problem and get rid of this error?

  • Did you travel forwards in time and use this? : phoronix.com/… Seriously, I think it's because you're using a graphical boot splash like plymouth. When the Linux console is in graphics mode, it refuses to let you set the text console font. To the best of my knowledge it's a kernel limitation and a big mess. elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/drivers/tty/vt/… Unless someone hacks hooks into plymouth and elsewhere to setup the configured font when switching back to text mode... – sourcejedi Oct 3 '18 at 18:06
  • Even more seriously, please always specify what distribution you are using, and your software version. It might have been due to some plymouth package update. – sourcejedi Oct 3 '18 at 18:10

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