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Old 04-14-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Font in Terminal cuts off top half


Hello all, I'm having a problem with the terminal. When I type it only shows the bottom half of the letters. When I highlight what I typed or when I resize the window, it then shows both top and bottom half. So, basically I can't read what I'm typing until I go back and re-highlight it. I don't know if this is relevant but I'm using ubuntu 9.10 and I have an Nvidia graphics card. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

The font is too big for the lines.
If it's a console font, the setfont chooses fonts from /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/
Try setfont lat0-08 and see if the font changes

In X, it's a weird one. Click on 'View Toolbar' and check the preferences
 
Old 04-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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The font for the terminal can be selected by clicking on Edit - Profile preferences. There you can select a font and its size; alternatively, you can specify "use the system fixed with font". That is set using System - Preferences - Look and feel -Appearance. Try different fonts in different sizes until you get something usable.

Nevertheless, you've got an odd problem: I've never heard that one before! If nothing works, come back and tell us.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 05:49 PM   #4
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Changing the font didn't help. I've noticed a few other things that might help. The cursor that tells you where you are in the terminal is about half a font length lower then the actual letters instead of directly under them. When I start up the terminal the top bar covers the top half of the letters. This part is the same part that is missing when I resize it and type. Its like the cursor wants to put letters in a certain location but the terminal shows them half a font above where they should be.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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If the terminal is the only program showing this problem, it must be the thing with the problem. You could try reinstalling (although I seem to remember that uninstalling bits of the Gnome package can be tricky in Ubuntu). Have a look for "terminal" in the Add Software tool, and see if there's another terminal emulator you could install: there are quite a few of them around.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. I took the advice and switched to a different terminal emulator. It works fine.
 
  


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