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Old 12-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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how to increase font size in command

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I have Samsung SyncMaster B2030 monitor (20"). i've installed CentOS6.3 in text mode & viewing by that monitor. The fonts are displaying very tiny & unclear in text mode (but graphically its clear). how can i increase the font size & make it clear can anyone tell me?

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If "text mode" means as shown on a virtual terminal (typically accessed by Ctrl+Alt+F1 through 6 or Shift+Ctrl+Alt+F1 through 6) then passing a vga= kernel parameter from the boot manager (LILO or GRUB) according to the following table may do what you want:
# +----------------------------------------------------+
# Colours |  640x480    800x600    1024x768   1280x1024
# +-------+--------------------------------------------+
#     256 | 0x301=769  0x303=771  0x305=773   0x307=775
#     32K | 0x310=784  0x313=787  0x316=790   0x319=793
#     64K | 0x311=785  0x314=788  0x317=791   0x31A=794
#     16M | 0x312=786  0x315=789  0x318=792   0x31B=795
# +----------------------------------------------------+
If "text mode" means in a terminal emulator running under X then configuring the terminal emulator will do what you want. Details will be specific to the terminal emulator.

Last edited by catkin; 12-24-2012 at 02:56 AM. Reason: prettification
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The vga= kernel parameter is deprecated if you use a driver that support kernel mode setting (KMS), which is nowadays every open source driver.
Use the video= option instead, for example
This will set the resolution to 1280x1024 at 60 Hz.


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