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Old 07-21-2003, 05:52 PM   #1
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Question Fluxbox xterm font size?


Hi everyone,

Glad to join the Linux world. Could anyone tell me how to change the font size in the fluxbox xterm? I like its quickness but find its letters too small to read.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:55 PM   #2
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Xterm is xterm, not linked to fluxbox. Unless you mean the fbrun program. Not sure what that draws its font from. Check your basic X font configuration.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
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Well, I don't use fluxbox myself, never tried either, but I'm a blackbox addicted .
There's a tool for blackbox called bbconf, or either this would work under flux or flux would have a similar one to help you out with menu editing and it's links.
Try to find where and how xterm is inicialized thru flux and add the following to where xterm is called:

xterm -fn 10x20

That would make the font's bigger in xterm. Try openning an xterm as you do, and type the line above and you will understand what I mean by that. It will open a new terminal with bigger fonts. There might be an .fluxbox config file somewhere at your home... try looking after that and edit xterm to xterm -fn 10x20.
Sorry if I've made a mess here... Perhaps some flux user will help you out better if you did not get the idea

Good luck

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Old 07-21-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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Nah, if he means fbrun, it's a tiny looking one line launcher style app, but I dunno if it's a front for xterm or just a bash shell. I'll check the source now.

Nah it seems fbrun forks a sh shell to execute the command. Try fbrun -help to see how to alter the font used from 'fixed'. Maybe research much more customizable terminals like Eterm or Aterm.

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Old 07-22-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thanks, guys. Megaman's method indeed works in fluxbox.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 03:24 PM   #6
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I'm glad I could help. Sometimes I'm quite bad to explain stuff. Actually, when I read what I wrote above, I get confused, but I really am happy you got the idea
 
Old 01-10-2004, 09:40 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Megaman X
xterm -fn 10x20
Thank you VERY much. This worked for me:


Code:
xfterm4 -fn 10x20
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:54 AM   #8
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You can also set the font size in your $HOME/.Xdefaults file so you don't have to set the font size on every load. Try man xterm for more info.

Håkan
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:34 PM   #9
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Originally posted by glock19
Thank you VERY much. This worked for me:
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