This is my first post from my newly installed Gentoo Linux. I work in a VGA virtual console, no graphics, just text. Right now I am listening to an internet radio stiation with mplayer and I am surfing the web with text browsers (lynx, links, w3m). I can read greek text by typing start_unicode in the console (not in screen) before starting e.g. w3m. I did not figure out how to write greek in the vga console, but I am sure there is a way. I will use this for a couple of days, or weeks. It is an experiment to see if and how I can "survive" in a strict vga console before installing framebuffer of-later-Xorg. I like it!