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Old 04-21-2004, 05:32 AM   #1
VampireHunterD
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Question Can I configure the Terminal


Hi I have Mandrake 9.2 installed on a Dell Latitude Notebook.

I have not installed a GUI, and am working from the terminal/console (could some one explain the correct terminology used?).

I would like to find out how I can configure the resolution of the terminal screen (and if possible additional aspects such as Fonts for example). At present the display area is smaller than the notebook monitor (i.e. I have a border).

Is it possible to change the resolution to fit the screen i.e. 1027 x 768?

I also I am using Vim to code php, in the previous installation (that included KDE and was basically a default installation) Vim had colour highlighting. I don't have that in this limited installation. Do I need to install additional packages for Vim? I have colour text in terminal.

I have searched Google and this site for answers to these questions, but I am perhaps don't know the correct terminology of words used and have had fruitless searches.

Any help or pointers to man pages would be greatly appreciated.

Jamie.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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Perhaps someone can point me in the direction of a website that focuses on the Linux terminal/console.

I am prepared for the 50 million man pages that I will probably have to read
 
Old 04-21-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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I don't know about how to change the resolution, but for "additional aspects" I like the Linux Newbies simple look at shells: http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/lnag_basics.html#shells

It shows you how to configure the prompt, with colours and such.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 04:15 AM   #4
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Thanks Hal, I think this will get me on the right track.
 
  


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