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Hi All, This maybe a simple question, but I can't seem to find the answer which just related to the terminal. Basically I have an ubuntu server 7.10 and notice ...
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    Changing font size in terminal


    Hi All,

    This maybe a simple question, but I can't seem to find the answer which just related to the terminal.

    Basically I have an ubuntu server 7.10 and notice that the font size is pretty big. It's a little frustrating compared with what I'm used to. Is there a way I can set the resolution/font size to customise this?

    Thanks

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    Add vga=xxxx value at the end of kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Check here under title Linux video mode numbers.

    vga=773 works fine in my machine.
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    Here's a chart you can use to decide which setting you want for your own system:

    Code:
    #  FRAMEBUFFER RESOLUTION SETTINGS
    #     +-------------------------------------------------+
    #          | 640x480    800x600    1024x768   1280x1024
    #      ----+--------------------------------------------
    #      256 | 0x301=769  0x303=771  0x305=773   0x307=775
    #      32K | 0x310=784  0x313=787  0x316=790   0x319=793
    #      64K | 0x311=785  0x314=788  0x317=791   0x31A=794
    #      16M | 0x312=786  0x315=789  0x318=792   0x31B=795
    #     +-------------------------------------------------+
    I generally use 793 or 794.
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    Thanks, much appreciated. That's exactly what I was looking for.

    Cheers!

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    Glad to help you !
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    Hasn't framebuffer stopped working for Gutsy because of a bug?

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