Posts for the month of May 2020

Fix broken UEFI BCD on WinRE Command Prompt

Reduce firefox spell checker languages on Fedora

I switch a lot between en_GB and nl_NL for spell checking in firefox in the context menu (right mouse click).

The context menu how-ever is really bulky showing all kind of languages I never use. Firefox running on Fedora is using /usr/share/myspell directory to populate this list.

One quick and dirty solution is to remove the ones I do not use. Since the are (luckily) all symlinks, this could be done in a breeze:

$ sudo find /usr/share/myspell -type l -delete

Grub on HiDPI screen

Inspired by the blog post Increase Font in GRUB for High DPI Screens from Ward Muylaert. I decided to try to make it work under Fedora 32 on a system which uses EFI boot.

First make the font compatible for grub:
$ grub2-mkfont /usr/share/fonts/dejavu-sans-mono-fonts/DejaVuSansMono.ttf --size=48 --output=/boot/efi/EFI/fedora/fonts/DejaVuSansMono48.pf2

Next update the grub configuration:
$ sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2-efi.cfg

Strictly speaking not required, how-ever I like to keep the files in sync:
$ sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2.cfg

Alter content of /etc/default/grub to include font reference. The GRUB_TERMINAL_OUTPUT is optional, it should be included by default when specifying a new font.

#GRUB_TERMINAL_OUTPUT="console"
GRUB_TERMINAL_OUTPUT="gfxterm"

GRUB_FONT=/boot/efi/EFI/fedora/fonts/DejaVuSansMono48.pf2