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thank you for your reply w1k0, got a rather long warning message about program is an suid-root and not safe to format the whole message, then xterm: xt error: can't open display: %s xterm: DISPLAY is not set
@volkerdi typed the command correctly(not sure where the error was maybe in the account type) and got the download i could see it downloading. when done got command prompt again and entered the second part installpkg...got this response bash: installpkg: command not found STRIKE THAT I switched to my root user and it accepted the second part and the third. font is now bigger. thank you very much your a genius!
W1k0 refers to the terminal emulators usually used from within X. Maybe he missed that you want to have bigger fonts when X is not running.
To see the other fonts just try this command:
Interesting for you when looking at Terminus fonts are the numbers beginning with 1 (that number determines which codepages are in the fonts), the last two numbers determine the size (the largest you can install is 32 as it seems), if I understand that correctly n stands for normal and b for bold, I am not quite sure what v is for.
Last edited by TobiSGD; 03-14-2013 at 10:16 PM.
Reason: fixed code-tags
@ w1k0 thank you for your replies. the command worked and it set my font back to its orginal size. did the ls command and was able to see all the fonts available and have set my font size to the ter-132n a nice big size for old eyes. I will play around with them to find the one just right for me.
@w1k0 I opened the /etc/rc.d/rc.font file in vim in root and added the line only had to add the part after -v and saved rebooted and the first text on boot up, the lilo, and the text that followed was bigger but when a certain amount of the os was loaded the text reverted back to the small text. now this was normal on boot ups before first the text was larger then it got small as it got close to the login prompt. dont know how to make sure its executable though.