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Old 08-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
thebane
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Changing TTY font size in Lenny iMac G3


First time poster, LONG time lurker.

So, I installed Lenny on this old iMac to just turn it into a web server (I'm using it as a dedicated file repository for my Xbox). For my purposes, I need the console font to be smaller. I disabled X and work in a purely bash environment.

I tried
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
as root, but it kept the same font size. I'm out of ideas.

Specs of my iMac (for those who need it):
http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...s/imac_ab.html
 
Old 08-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by thebane View Post
First time poster, LONG time lurker.

So, I installed Lenny on this old iMac to just turn it into a web server (I'm using it as a dedicated file repository for my Xbox). For my purposes, I need the console font to be smaller. I disabled X and work in a purely bash environment.

I tried
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
as root, but it kept the same font size. I'm out of ideas.

Specs of my iMac (for those who need it):
http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...s/imac_ab.html
I think you can do this pretty easily with fbterm.
 
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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Okay, this thread should be a textbook example of trying EVERYTHING before you post on one of these forums. lol

"What did I forget to do?" you may ask?

I didn't reboot after the dpkg-reconfigure...

So the real issue was that I'm retarded. Fair enough...
 
Old 08-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Lol. We all get mental blocks at times.
 
  


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