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Old 11-17-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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How to change Xterm font


Hello i was wondering how to change the xterm font size and may be the font itself

also we go to tty1 when we press Ctrl+Alt+f1 , f3 and so on
is there any way i can change that too and maybe change the colour of the font and the size of it.. i did change the resolution once in ubuntu with startup manager...

I'm using fedora 14

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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Oh come on people one of you guys.... help me out here
 
Old 11-18-2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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You have taken your thread off the zero reply list which you shouldn't have done !! Now report your and this post of mine to moderators to get deleted, don't reply to your threads before 24 hours.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?do=noreplies
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:40 AM   #4
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Hello, mate. anishakaul was a bit harsh, but you don't even need to
bump your threads at LQ. As he stated, there is a Zero Reply List.
If you subscribe to it, as I do, once a day you get a list of the
last 25 threads with no replies. This thread was on the list for me.
Then within some period of time (24 hours?) if it has not received a
reply, it is automatically posted at the top of that forum again. And
iirc, that is done twice. Check the "LQ Suggestions & Feedback" forum
for full details.

I start xterm in my ~/.fluxbox/startup file as follows:
Code:
xterm -geometry 100x15 -fn "8x16bold" -fg white -bg black &
You may make adjustments, and choose a different font, to suit your
particular taste.

And learn to use the search ... Google and LQ ... you would have found the answer.

And btw ... all help here is voluntary.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:42 AM   #5
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Hello, mate. anishakaul was a bit harsh, but you don't even need to
bump your threads at LQ. As he stated, there is a Zero Reply List.
You think I was harsh ????? I wonder why! Anyway I am a "she" not a "he".
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:52 AM   #6
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You think I was harsh ????? I wonder why! Anyway I am a "she" not a "he".
There is no need for you to wonder why I think your reply was a
bit harsh. Simple ... because it was useless, pointless, against
the LQ rules, not helpful, and rude. Your sig is also rude.

In the length of time it took for you to post that rude reply, you
could have (if you know) given the OP some help. LQ is voluntary,
and as my Momma always said, "If you don't have anything good
to say, don't say anything!"

In English, when we don't know the gender of a name, the proper
one is he until we know differently. Please forgive me.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:56 AM   #7
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Hello i was wondering how to change the xterm font size and may be the font itself
Read the xterm man page, specifically the "Resources" sub-section. Then edit ~/.Xdefaults to your tastes (google can help).

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also we go to tty1 when we press Ctrl+Alt+f1 , f3 and so on
is there any way i can change that too and maybe change the colour of the font and the size of it.. i did change the resolution once in ubuntu with startup manager...

I'm using fedora 14

~t1nm@n
There's usually an init service called consolefont or something like that, it depends on your distribution of choice how to configure that, but it's usually somewhere under /etc/conf.d or /etc/rc*. Console fonts are bitmap fonts that usually live somewhere under /usr/share/consolefonts/ or the like.

Now that you know what to google for you can probably find some interesting results:

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-...le+font+fedora
 
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There is no need for you to wonder why I think your reply was a
bit harsh. Simple ... because it was useless, pointless, against
the LQ rules, not helpful, and rude.
I reminded OP of the zero reply list and also told him not to post to his own thread before 24 hrs (for his own benefit), you say it was pointless and useless and against LQ rules ??

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In the length of time it took for you to post that rude reply, you
could have (if you know) given the OP some help.
I don't need these reminders, I would have helped him if I could. Since I couldn't, I thought it will be better for him if I could take tell him to take his thread back to zero reply list so that someone else could help him. And again this is pointless according to you ???

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Your sig is also rude.
Most newbies don't know that they should respond to their threads, I also didn't know this when I was a newbie. I have seen many newbies not responding to their threads and people here who know about their acts don't help bother to help them!
 
Old 11-18-2010, 09:01 AM   #9
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thanks alot guys... and yeah sorry for that anishakaul

I dont see .Xdefaults in my home directory this is my ls -alf output

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Public Documents rpmbuild .imsettings.log
study_folder .icons .gnome2_private .gtk-bookmarks
.gconfd .stellarium Desktop .ggz
.pki .gconf .banter.log Pictures
.yumex.conf .gimp-2.7 .ICEauthority .mc
Downloads .setroubleshoot .airsnortrc .pulse
.bash_logout .helix .macromedia .pulse-cookie
.xsession-errors.old Music .bashrc .fontconfig
.dbus .appdata Vuze Downloads .esd_auth
.openoffice.org Templates .wine .thumbnails
.recently-used.xbel .logfactor5 .. .nautilus
.gkrellm2 .config .adobe .gstreamer-0.10
.kde .bash_profile .dmrc .gvfs
.PlayOnLinux .azureus .gtk-recordmydesktop .local
.cache . .gnome2 .bash_history
.aMule wget-log .xsession-errors .emerald
.themes out.ogv .mozilla
.linuxmint .hydrogen Videos
Also in the /lib/kbd/consolefonts how can i see the fonts and how am i able to set the size of it

Last edited by t1nm@n; 11-18-2010 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 09:13 AM   #10
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You can create that file. You will surely find example for xterm around. If you need extra help ask back here.
 
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:17 AM   #11
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Oh ok i check that out thanks
 
Old 11-18-2010, 07:03 PM   #12
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Thanks worked perfectly...
 
Old 11-18-2010, 07:29 PM   #13
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Please mark the thread solved, see the top of this page.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 08:17 AM   #14
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as my Momma always said, "If you don't have anything good
to say, don't say anything!"
Should have followed her advice... Brucy girl... !

anishakaul,the more someone tries to offend me the more I will have a laugh... its only text on a screen you supply the meaning, so make the best of it and keep moving on...
"Carry on being yourself and have fun" LOL
 
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