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Re: Dumb Terminal Fonts

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 10:01:44AM -0700, paul@mackinney.net wrote:
> Thomas Elsen declaimed:
> > db@epsi.net wrote:
> > 
> > >Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. I am trying to change my 
> > >font display in my initial logon screen run level 3. (no x windows)
> > >
> > >I am trying to make the displayed fonts smaller to increase screen 
> > >realestate in my non x terminal. SOrry if my wording is a little off, 
> > >I am not sure the terminalogy to use here to get my point accross.
> > 
> > You can edit /etc/console-tools/config and outcomment and change the 
> > SCREEN_FONT to something like cp850-8x8
> > 
> > Thomas Elsen
> > 
> You can also enter a kernel argument like 'vga=ask', which will then
> prompt you for resolution, when prompted try a number from 1 to 9. I
> believe this is in the lilo or lilo.conf man pages.
> Using modconf to enable the vga frame buffer may give you nicer fonts &
> more options, the docs are in the kernel source package.

Better than framebuffer would be to use svgatextmode. Unfortunately
this isn't always very good with support for newer video cards - you
don't say what card you have, but if it's supported svgatextmode is
definitely the way to go.


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