Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-30-2005, 02:11 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 2006.1
Posts: 405

Rep: Reputation: 30
How to Change Console Text Colour


I'd like to change the console text color to green, and possible also the font. Any idea on how to accomplish this?

Old 04-30-2005, 08:41 AM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze
Posts: 5,844

Rep: Reputation: 342Reputation: 342Reputation: 342Reputation: 342
Use the setterm command to set terminal atributes. See man setterm for more details.
Old 04-30-2005, 08:48 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Posts: 140

Rep: Reputation: 15
Can't you enable a menubar by right clicking the terminal window? Then, under edit->profiles you can change colors.
Old 05-10-2005, 08:49 PM   #4
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 2006.1
Posts: 405

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
thanks guys,

it works momentarily if I append & to the colour, but then the effect wears away after 1 line, any ideas why?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I change the colour themes Firefox and Gimp? anticuchos SUSE / openSUSE 2 09-09-2005 12:15 AM
How to change kicker colour? ginda Linux - Newbie 2 03-20-2005 08:16 AM
Changing the colour of text kamransoomro84 Programming 1 05-12-2004 09:57 AM
Aterm Text Colour cclavey Linux - Software 5 07-28-2003 11:43 AM
Easier way to change resolution and colour? saiz66 Slackware 2 05-25-2003 05:46 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration