Making the terminal more readable by using a larger font.

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Making the terminal more readable by using a larger font.

Postby Beeblebear » August 7th, 2012, 5:03 pm

Just a little tip, but one which can be quite useful:

If you are in the first stages of setting up your machine, or if something goes wrong and you have to fall back to directly logging in to your server, you may find the default terminal font to be tiny and thus barely readable, especially on a Large, hi-def monitor or TV.

Don't worry - there is a simple way of rectifying this problem:

If you type:

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ls /usr/share/consolefonts/

into your command prompt, you should get a long list of available fonts.
Just choose one and use the setfont command to switch to one which is much more suitable:

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setfont Uni2-Terminus32x16

^This is the largest font I could find and really saves on eye-strain on my 37" TV! :shock: :shock: :crazy:

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