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Re: Color monitor

Look in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile.  In one of them you will
find the aliases for colored ls output, just uncomment them and you
should be set up.  If there is nothing there, then just add:

alias ls=ls --color

to your ~/.bashrc


On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 09:48:51PM +0100, Vittorio De Martino wrote:
> Il Monday 05 February 2001 18:33, hai scritto:
> > To quote Vittorio De Martino <v.demart@dada.it>,
> > # well, I finished the first part of Debian 2.2r2 potato installation
> > with
> > # success and, before going ahead with the installation of the basic
> > system,
> > # I'd like to fix the appearance of the screen.  Having an SVGA color
> > monitor
> > # I want it to appears in colors as it actually is when you start the
> > # installation CD. Instead, at the end of the first part of the
> > installation,
> > # all I got is a flat B/W screen.
> > # What should I do?
> >
> > Please describe more thouroughly(sp?) what you mean. Generally, after
> > one has completed the installation, you're presented with the login
> > prompt. If that's your case, then there are no colours to be displayed
> > anyhow, it's just text. Log in, and do 'ls --colors'. If everything is
> > still in grey and black, then you might have a problem. If you're using
> > XFree86, and it refuses to display colours, try running 'XF86Setup' or
> > 'dexter' to configure X.
> >
> > David Barclay Harris, Clan Barclay
> >     Aut agere, aut mori. (Either action, or death.)
> Yes, I'm presented with the login prompt, then I key my root password in and 
> all I have is a B/W screen.  I cannot distinguish, e.g., if what I'm listing 
> is a directory or a file, because it's all white on black screen. I know that 
> it is possible to set a color screen even working under bash. 
> At least, under RedHat  I have that screen , where for instance directories 
> are blue, executable files are green and symlink are highlighted red. Even at 
> boot time the screen is colored  with the various [OK] green and [failed] 
> yellow,
> Is now my point clear?
> Any help to get such a result?
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