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Old 11-02-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
binboy35
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modifying character fonts


Can someone help me on this one? When running Slackware, I have the console bash shell pre-configured and the character set is small, neat and color coded. It's set up this way during the installation process where you can choose an ordinary plain console or one configured based on your hardware. In my Debian setup, the letters are biggish and not clean looking and I have not seen such option to change this in the installation. In addition, the characters are all white and not colour coded like the're supposed to be for different types of directories. I'd like a similar sort of setup in my Debian system that I have in Slackware but not exactly sure what needs to be done to accomplish this. Any comment?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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Copy the ones you got in Slack and put in your ~/.Xresources.

Here are mine:

xterm*background: black
xterm*foreground: wheat
xterm*font: 10x20
xterm*scrollBar: true
xterm*leftScrollBar: true
xterm*saveLines: 20000
xterm*cursorColor: yellow

save/exit

as user:

$ xrdb -merge /home/username/.Xresources

or logout/login

if you want a different font, paste it at the bottom, post it, i'm looking for a different font, to use with Mutt.

Last edited by macondo; 11-02-2004 at 07:01 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:10 PM   #3
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I'm not referring to X. Actually, I don't even have X installed in Slack. Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 and you get out of X. That's the environment I want to change. The raw bash console. Sorry, I should have been more specific.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:50 PM   #4
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The color support for the "ls" command is set in ~/.bashrc, which is read only by non-login shells (such as xterm). Login shells read ~/.bash_profile, where you should find lines for enabling ~/.bashrc also for login shells. If these lines are commented out, just uncomment them.

The easiest way to get smaller console fonts is to enable framebuffer console in the kernel line of /boot/grub/menu.lst. For my laptop's display "vga=791" works well but your monitor may work better with some other vga value.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 08:24 PM   #5
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"I'm not referring to X. Actually, I don't even have X installed in Slack. Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 and you get out of X. That's the environment I want to change. The raw bash console. Sorry, I should have been more specific."

Sorry, my bad.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.
 
  


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