how to change terminal type
I use bash-2.5b-20 on Fedora. I'd like to know how I can change my terminal type into something else that has wider screen ( > 80 columns) ?
I have changed my /etc/profile as well as /etc/bashrc and put the following lines:
export COLUMNS = 132
stty -F /dev/tty1 columns 132
at the end of those files and rebooted the machine, but it doesn't work out the problem.
I have read Text-Terminal-HOWTO (by David S Lawyer) and it doesn't recommend changing the TERM variable, which was indeed the first thing that came into my mind. (Well, changing TERM variable didn't solve the problem too)
In the contrary, some documentation, like
h t t p : / / www (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk (slash) cs (slash) docs (slash) faq (slash) t1.html
implies that changing it should do the trick.
Well, now I am really confused. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
Thank you very much.