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Author Topic: [solved] Changing the console's font's size  (Read 1933 times)


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[solved] Changing the console's font's size
« on: November 15, 2007, 02:32:20 pm »

When I start a TUI session with vector standard 5.8, the font is big and blocky and it's a pain reading an ls output, let alone running anything in it. When I installed the os, I chose this 'safe mode' over a graphic mode with more lines of text, but now I want those lines. What have I got to configure?

« Last Edit: November 17, 2007, 12:52:04 pm by marcus »


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Re: Changing the console's font's size
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 02:38:13 pm »

When the lilo screen comes up, hit tab
then enter this
"linux root=/dev/hdxx ro vga=791"
replace "hdxx" with the correct location of the kernel in the hard drive... your / partition (ie, hda1, hdb1, hda3, etc)
then hit enter... your fonts should look better
if they do, log in as root
edit your /etc/lilo.conf and find the line that says "vga=xxx" and change that to "vga=791"



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Re: Changing the console's font's size
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 12:51:13 pm »

I just edited the /etc/lilo.conf and it worked. Thank you.