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I'm new to Linux. I installed CentOS on one of my PCs and trying to just use the terminal to practice, edit texts, and just run some simple commands. The ...
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    Terminal's font size is too large


    I'm new to Linux. I installed CentOS on one of my PCs and trying to just use the terminal to practice, edit texts, and just run some simple commands.

    The terminal's font size is too large and when editing a configuration file, some lines will run to the second line.

    How can I change the font size to the smaller font size for terminal, PICO or VI? Do I need to change the monitors resolution? Terminal is not giving me that option.

    Any help will greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Bernard

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk2007
    How can I change the font size to the smaller font size for terminal, PICO or VI? Do I need to change the monitors resolution? Terminal is not giving me that option.
    Which Terminal? gnome-terminal/konsole OR tty?
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    Terminal's font size is too large

    I installed CentOS in minimum server environment (no GNOME or X-Windows). So when the OS starts, it goes directly to terminal (default terminal)

    I'm guessing it is konsole. How do I find out which terminal I'm running?

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    Its a tty. Konsole is Terminal of KDE.

    Execute this
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    su -
    nano /boot/grub/grub.conf
    Add vga=773 at the end of kernel line. Save file and reboot.
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    Thanks for your help.

    The font size apperas to be a little smaller. I'm using a 17 inch flat panel. Is there a way to make the fonts smaller or raise the monitor resolution to 1024 X 768?

    Also, is there a command that prints the current terminal type?

    Thanks again.

    Bernard

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    The font size apperas to be a little smaller. I'm using a 17 inch flat panel. Is there a way to make the fonts smaller or raise the monitor resolution to 1024 X 768?
    Check the listing here ( under Linux Video Mode Numbers ).

    Also, is there a command that prints the current terminal type?
    Execute 'tty' command.
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