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Old 09-30-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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init 3 and terminal font size


Im not running X because this is for my server so I would like to know how to change the font in the terminal so that I can view more on the screen.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Basically you need to enable frame buffer support at boot time in the kernel. If you edit your grub.conf (in the /boot directory), you need to find the 'kernel' line that you are currently booting as there maybe more than 1. Then add 'vga=XXX' at the end of the line. The XXX you must determine what font size you can use and support.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Framebuffe...O-5.html#ss5.3

From experience, usually 788 works for my 17" mon which can support 1024x768.
Note I put 788 in decimal, I think the parameter also supports hex.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 12:46 PM   #3
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try, vga=0x314 in /etc/grub.conf on the kernel line

like,
kernel .....................rhgb quiet vga=0x314

works for me. got it right here in the forum
 
Old 10-03-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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That worked, thanks to the both of you. I knew it would be on the forums but I just wasnt sure what what key words to search for.
 
  


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