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Old 09-13-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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changing the font size at cmd prompt possible ?


hi guys
i recently started using linux , so please forgive my lack of use of the correct termonology!

i have changed my monitor from crt to lcd and find the fonts to be a little out of focus,

so far i have achieved native resolution of 1280x1024 in gnome which is great!
i have configured grub by adding the vga=xxx appropraite for native resolution of my monitor which is great !.........but herein lay the problem,
everything is so small and stuck up in the left corner , so small that i cant read it very well.

which leads me to the question how do i increase the font sizes at cmd prompt without changing the resolution ?
dare i say ........in windows i would increase the DPI , how do i achieve this in centos ?

thanx in advance

yunus
 
Old 09-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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depending on termial you use,
i increased font size in options of my xfce4-terminal.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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this would be the cmd prompt before X , not a terminal window in X

xfce4-termina ?? sorry guys i am a complete noob

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:03 AM   #4
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no possible solutions ? anybody ??? please !!!
 
Old 09-16-2010, 06:23 AM   #5
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Set a lower resolution for your framebuffer, it will not affect your X resolution.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 07:48 AM   #6
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using the lower resolution makes things bigger yes but also less clear which is why i use the native resolution in the first place.

x resolution does not bother me at all, because the software we use does not need x it is acucobol based and runs from cmd :

i would like the clarity of the high resolution but a bigger font size at cmd :

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #7
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xfce4-terminal is a GUI terminal emulator for the Xfce desktop environment.
 
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Try another font then, you can change them using the setfont tool, the available fonts usually live at /usr/share/consolefonts/ (it could differ in your distro).

Your distro might offer a way to configure this properly via your init system, and also some packages with console fonts. If not, just google for them.
 
  


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