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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 :
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
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 ?