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Old 12-31-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Debian Lenny- Changing Console Font Size?


So I set up that OS I was talking about, everything I need, staying away from the "Startx" command, and it's working very very awesomely except for ONE little problem.

The console font size is too big for me, and honestly I don't know how to change that. Coming out of Ubuntu, I'm realizing I don't know as much about config files as I think I do :P

Any way I can change the font size? When I use the GParted live cd, I see a line in the start up that mentions changing the frame buffer to 700 x 48 or something, I'll get specifics soon (computer's not on me) and it makes the font and everything just how I like it. Suggestions?

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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If I am getting right you want to change tty font size.
find the /boot/grub/menu.lst
edit with kernel you want to boot as

" kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx.xx root=/dev/sda1 vga=794 "

here vga=794 is resolution equivalent to 1280x800, you can try different resolution by changing its value by one.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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If I am getting right you want to change tty font size.
find the /boot/grub/menu.lst
edit with kernel you want to boot as

" kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx.xx root=/dev/sda1 vga=794 "

here vga=794 is resolution equivalent to 1280x800, you can try different resolution by changing its value by one.
I tried that, and when I booted up it just asked me to choose from a list of what resolution I wanted, and none of them were what I want. I chose a resolution anyway and it didn't stay next time I turned it on, it just keeps asking me for a resolution. Weird :/
 
Old 01-01-2011, 05:26 AM   #4
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Try:
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dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
as root.
I think you will have to install it, console-setup, first.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 05:37 AM   #5
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Try:
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dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
as root.
I think you will have to install it, console-setup, first.
I've done that too, but it didn't really have very many options.

I guess what I'm looking for is a framebuffer?
 
Old 01-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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Solved it.

I used the whole vga=794 and it worked after I upgraded to Squeeze. I'd assume because it's a new kernel? Either way, it worked for me.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #7
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font size of terminal?

press ctrl + click the mouse will appear the font size menu
 
Old 01-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #8
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press ctrl + click the mouse will appear the font size menu
No silly, not the terminal, the console. Kill X, and it'll send you there. I was talking about that, not gnome-terminal

 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:56 PM   #9
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I have a similar question. I installed Debian Squeeze (KDE) and default was the nouveau nvidia driver, but I later installed the Nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-270.41.19.run) and since then my console fonts are a lot bigger than before. Grub1 had the vga=... framebuffer setting, but I am unaware as to where to set this size in Grub2.

Does the 'vga=794' setting work the same way as Grub1? and where is it set?

Anybody able to help?

EDIT--->

Code:
  set gfxmode=800x600
  set gfxpayload=1024x768x32
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
the 'gfxpayload' setting worked for me (in the '/boot/grub/grub.cfg' file)

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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