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Old 05-01-2003, 01:11 AM   #1
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Question KNOPPIX Colorful Console


Does anyone know ho I can setup my console to look like the one in Knoppix (HiRes and colors) ???
Thanx in advance
 
Old 05-01-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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Is it Eterm you are asking about?
 
Old 05-01-2003, 11:35 AM   #3
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I think they're talking about at boot up time, the display is hires instead of 640X480 or whatever. Also the text is colored...a different color for a different bootup sequence. If that's what you're talking about, I have no idea. What a useless post...sorry.
 
Old 05-01-2003, 11:42 AM   #4
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Framebuffer?
 
Old 05-01-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
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Compile your kernel for Framebuffer support, then add in vga=790 or whatever line is appropriate for your mode into the kernel switches in lilo.conf.
If you mean the stopping and starting of services being al coloured, then that is a bit more complicated, but done using the start-stop-daemon which was first in debian funnily enough. They just add a pile of ANSI colour codes to the init scripts to make it colourful.
As for the console itself, you can make that more colourful by editing your prompt env variable (in bashrc) and adding ACSII colour codes to that. You may also want to set up ls to work in colour. To do that edit your bashrc and add an alias for ls so it runs "ls --color"
To give you an idea, this is what my .bashrc looks like:
Code:
 This file is sourced by all *interactive* bash shells on startup.  This
# file *should generate no output* or it will break the scp and rcp commands.

# colors for ls, etc.
eval `dircolors -b /etc/DIR_COLORS`
alias close="eject -t"
alias d="ls --color"
alias ls="ls --color=auto"
alias ll="ls --color -l"

# Change the window title of X terminals
case $TERM in
        xterm*|rxvt|Eterm|eterm)
                PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/$HOME/~}\007"'
                ;;
        screen)
                PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033_${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/$HOME/~}\033\\"'
                ;;
esac

##uncomment the following to activate bash-completion:
[ -f /etc/profile.d/bash-completion ] && source /etc/profile.d/bash-completion
Don't just copy and paste this to your system, though. It would probably work but the bash completion might be stored somewhere else in debian. Notice all the \033s - Thats the ANSI escape sequence, which makes it so you can put colour codes in there.
 
  


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