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Old 02-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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Increasing font size in console


I have searched various forums and google re. font sizes but cannot find the answer.
I am using ubuntu lucid.as a desktop and don't run a server.
The editor I use is vim so increasing font by edit > profile preferences.

What I need to know is how to increase the size in console ie. when I use Ctrl +Alt + F1 to F6 .

On running xrandr I get this :
laptop:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS-1 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
1680x1050 60.1*+ 60.0
1400x1050 60.0
1280x1024 59.9
1280x960 59.9
1152x864 60.0
1024x768 59.9
800x600 59.9
640x480 59.4
720x400 59.6
640x400 60.0
640x350 59.8
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
TV-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

I know that,the graphical user interface ( using X windows , I think ) sits
on top of the base system ie F1 to F6 .
In the Fs , xrandr replies "Can't open display ".
The question is am I right in thinking that "gui" is totally independant of the base ( is that the correct word ?).

I have read that messing about with resolution can wreck a monitor ( I'm using a laptop) , is there a safe way to proceed ?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ!

http://shrimpworks.za.net/2005/01/31...-colour-depth/

This is what you are looking for. Cheers and good luck,

Josh
 
Old 03-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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increasing font size in console

Many thanks corp769 for your prompt response and my sincere apologies for my
belated reply.

I couldn't relate to your link , but found another one :-
http://www.linuxconfig.org/change-tt...ole-resolution
As I'm using ubuntu 10.04 this was more appropriate.

The result after using "nomodeset" was a total distortion of the GUI , although the console was OK.
So I've reverted to the original , I'll leave sleeping dogs lie.

Many thanks again,
lwv962.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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The links are pretty much explaining the same thing. Can you explain in more detail what you mean by "total distortion" of the GUI? Thanks.

Josh
 
Old 03-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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Everything was distorted and blurred : desktop icons , top bar , bottom bar ,terminal and windows ;but
as I said now it's all back to normal , I'll leave it as it is.

Thanks again,
lwv962
 
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Have you tried setting your resolution to something different?
 
  


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