Is it safe to remove the 'consolefont' buildhook?

mkinitcpio -P produces the following warning (on a fresh 21.1.3 install)…

  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration

Digging through a variety of forums & the Arch Wiki I found the “issue” to be a blank /etc/vconsole.conf file, like so:


Based on the recommendations in the Arch Wiki I changed that file to look like this


Making that change produced the following error from systemd
setfont: KDFONTOP: Function not implemented

There’s a github issue regarding this but the thing is, I really don’t care about customising the console font. Just gimme a reasonable default & I’ll take it.

So I’m thinking I’ll just remove the consolefont build hook, and my question is - is it safe to do that? The Manjaro Devs put that build hook there as default & I don’t know if it’s only for tinkerers or whether it’s important in other ways.

P.S. Yes, I know I can simply ignore it but in 12 years of school I only ever received 1 warning on my report card.

yes, that hook is entirely optional.

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If you choose not to remove, I fixed it in my Arch VM as follows:

To fix it, you need provide the console font name in /etc/vconsole.conf, here is mine:


To find the correct console font’s names, you could view the list of them in /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/.

Then run sudo mkinitcpio -P

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