During boot my console switches to an unreadable font size. There is a TV attached via a video converter so the video card supports resolutions that the TV won’t (the system is a media centre).
Helmut Grohne [ Editor ]
I am sorry to tell you this: In the long run you will simply not be able to use your plain old CGA console. More and more X11 video drivers are switching to kernel mode setting. The corresponding in-kernel drivers will then use the framebuffer. For nouveau and intel this has already happened. You simply cannot use these drivers without using the framebuffer.
So one question remains open: How to change the font with the framebuffer? Maybe someone else can step in here? It seems noteworthy that there is a package called fbset.