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Old 07-23-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Customize the look of my terminal???


Hello all,
I'm trying to find information on how to change the look of my terminal. Not just the boot screen and dmesg, but also after the login prompt and before "startx". Kind of like what I have seen done for gentoo ;

* Change the font: style, size, & color...
* Change the background: color or image...

I've found plenty of tutorials online explaining how to enable the "boot splash" effect but I'm having trouble finding the images under the required "648x 480" maximum bitmap format...

Where can I actually find images that are cool looking in that format at 256 colors???
...or better yet...
What would be the right app to convert ".PNG", ".JPG", in 24bit down to
".BMP " at 8bit???

Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanx
 
Old 07-23-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Southpaw76
I'm trying to find information on how to change the look of my terminal. Not just the boot screen and dmesg, but also after the login prompt and before "startx".
First, what BSD are you using, and what console system? From what I understand, the FreeBSD and NetBSD console systems vary significantly. I have no idea if there's even a way to do what you're asking, but if there is the underlying console system may prove important.

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What would be the right app to convert ".PNG", ".JPG", in 24bit down to ".BMP " at 8bit???
ImageMagick can convert images with the greatest of ease! (And it's faster than the Gimp.)
Code:
convert input.png -resize 640x480! -colors 256 output.bmp
Using "-depth 8" instead of "-colors 256" should work too.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 05:56 PM   #3
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FreeBSD 6.1 RELEASE is what I'm using with the default system console and the high resolution swiss fonts.

So you say ImageMagic is the way to go for converting images of differing formats and resolution to 8bit Bitmap? I'll give it a shot,thanks.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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Where can I actually find images that are cool looking in that format at 256 colors???
...or better yet...
There are cool images at:
http://www.baldwin.cx/splash/

See vidcontrol(1) and syscons(4).

Changing the background/foreground colors is quite easy and can be changed at any time. The only issue is with ls(1) and colors (-G option) because they don't detect the current background/foreground colors and some characters may not be seen. I've done this script so you may see all the combinations:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

for b in 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 ; do
        printf "\033[${b}m"
        for i in 0 1 ; do
                for c in 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 ; do
                        printf "  \033[${i};${b};${c}m${i};${b};${c}"
                done
                printf '\033[K\n'
        done
done

printf '\033[1;40;32m\033[K'
 
  


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