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Old 09-16-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Xterm window Font


How do I change the xterm window font for a user in RH 9.

Root is fine but regular users are not.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-16-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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I believe there is an option in the menu bar settings->schema->font and remember it to save as default.Hope this what you want and i am right. but i am not in my linux machine now so can't check
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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Once in a xterm if you type "xterm -fn 9x15 &" you will start
another xterm with 9x15 fonts. For a list of fonts available
type xlsfonts. To view the letters belonging to a given font
type, type xfd.

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Old 09-16-2004, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thank You both very much!

Francio, how do I get the fonts to stay permanently for a single user or all users?

Last edited by Cort; 09-16-2004 at 09:50 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 09:55 PM   #5
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Edit (or create if it doesn't exist yet) ~/.Xdefaults
and add something like:
xterm.font: -fixed-medium-*-*-*-10-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1
for individual users,
or
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm
for global settings.


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Old 09-17-2004, 01:49 AM   #6
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Tinkster replied much better than I could :-)

Perhaps a solution I found out a few time ago can give some
additional information.
In the gnome menu I think that if you right click in "Terminal"
and select properties a window will show what is the command executed
when you lauch terminal. If it is something like "xterm &" change it
to "xterm -fn <your favorite font> &". If you type "man xterm" you
will see more options you can use to customize xterm to your style.


Have fun!
 
Old 09-17-2004, 08:45 AM   #7
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Thank You!

I will try it immediately!
 
Old 09-18-2004, 08:02 AM   #8
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Do you have to reboot to make it take effect?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 01:56 PM   #9
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If you're referring to the config-files: no :}

Check ~/.xsession-errors to see whether
there's any problems.

And be sure you have the capitalisation right.



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