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Old 07-31-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Virtual terminal font size.


Hi can I change the text size in a virtual terminal, eyes not to good even with reading glasses and a screen res of 800x600 took me ages to set up nvidia drivers,Suse 10.1 32bit would really appreciate some straight forward help.

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Old 08-01-2006, 07:49 AM   #2
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Hrmpf. We have a search feature available here by the way . I used the words "virtual terminal font size" in a search and got among others

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...inal+font+size

combined with

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=446288

you should be able to produce a fix.

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Old 08-01-2006, 08:00 AM   #3
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Yes, it can be configured from the boot options. As you have suse, I guess you use GRUB. So, open /boot/grub/menu.lst as root with a text editor and find the following lines:
Code:
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x31a    resume=/dev/hda7  splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd
They may be a little different but you should be able to see a similar "vga=xxxxx" option. Remove it, so that it looks like that...
Code:
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE Linux 10.1
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6  resume=/dev/hda7  splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd
...and you will get a resolution of 640x480 pixels in the virtual terminal after you reboot.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 12:46 PM   #4
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Many thanks, job done used KWrite in Konqueror to edit menu.lst. I had read the other posts from a search before I asked for help but as a new newbie they seemed to be for other distros and to complicated.
Asked for straight forward help and got it, very pleased thank you 11of10.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 01:32 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by 11of10
... I had read the other posts from a search before I asked for help but as a new newbie they seemed to be for other distros and to complicated....
My original post was not meant as a rebuke but as a hint that here there is an incredible amount of answers already deposited here. (Relative) newcomers to this site sometimes underrate this...

Glad you could solve the issue .
 
Old 08-02-2006, 07:56 AM   #6
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I don't remembetr where I found this:
<edit> here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...18#post2252618 so it's part of the second link of my first post </edit>

Code:
Incidently you can also specify a font in /etc/rc.d/rc.font:
#!/bin/sh
#
# This selects your default screen font from among the ones in
# /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts.
#
setfont -v alt-8x8

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Old 08-03-2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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Hi JZL240I-U.
I can understand that you would get fed up with people that just post because they are to idle to read up first, finding something that you can understand is not always that easy.
Learning something new is a bit like rolling a snowball and at the moment my Linux snow ball is very small but with help from people like yourself it should start to roll a little faster.
Again Many Thanks 11of10
 
  


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