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console font size

Igor Vilensky
How does one control appearance of console/fonts on the screen?
On one laptop,  letters are quite large and console fills entire screen,  on
another,  letters are tiny and the console fills a fraction
of the screen.

Many thanks!

-Igor

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Re: console font size

Mike Hernandez-3
On  Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 05:45:52PM -0600, Igor Vilensky wrote:
> How does one control appearance of console/fonts on the screen?
> On one laptop,  letters are quite large and console fills entire screen,  on
> another,  letters are tiny and the console fills a fraction
> of the screen.
>
Check out the man pages for:

wsconscfg, wsconsctl, wsfontload


Mike

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Re: console font size

Olivier Mehani
On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:56:53PM -0500, Mike Hernandez wrote:
> > How does one control appearance of console/fonts on the screen?
> > On one laptop,  letters are quite large and console fills entire screen,
on
> > another,  letters are tiny and the console fills a fraction
> > of the screen.
> Check out the man pages for:
> wsconscfg, wsconsctl, wsfontload

Maybe you should also check your laptop's manual, some of them do not
"extend"
the image to the whole screen, but usually you have a key combination like
Fn+F# to switch to extended mode.

Hope this helps.

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Re: console font size

Joachim Schipper
In reply to this post by Mike Hernandez-3
On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:56:53PM -0500, Mike Hernandez wrote:
> On  Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 05:45:52PM -0600, Igor Vilensky wrote:
> > How does one control appearance of console/fonts on the screen?
> > On one laptop,  letters are quite large and console fills entire screen,  on
> > another,  letters are tiny and the console fills a fraction
> > of the screen.
> >
> Check out the man pages for:
>
> wsconscfg, wsconsctl, wsfontload

Failing that, and if X works properly, you might want to check out
ratpoison. It is comparatively heavy (or, rather, the X server is
comparatively heavy), but it does allow you to more-or-less use a couple
of consoles under X, with the added bonus of actually running X
programs too.

                Joachim