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    Non-GUI Options

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to change font size/color/style etc on a non-GUI system? I know it can be done but I'm finding it hard to locate any specific info on this.

    I've read up on setterm but I'm not sure if that's just for Virtual Consoles running off the GUI. There must be a file that Linux uses to load the login console with default values for font size, type, color etc but I'm not sure how to find it. I've tried sudo find / -name <every-keyword-I-can-think-of> but to no avail.

    Cosmic
    Last edited by CosmicFlux; April 28th, 2008 at 01:06 PM.

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    Re: Non-GUI Options

    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicFlux View Post
    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to change font size/color/style etc on a non-GUI system? I know it can be done but I'm finding it hard to locate any specific info on this.

    I've read up on setterm but I'm not sure if that's just for Virtual Consoles running off the GUI. There must be a file that Linux uses to load the login console with default values for font size, type, color etc but I'm not sure how to find it. I've tried sudo find / -name <every-keyword-I-can-think-of> but to no avail.

    Cosmic
    I think that setterm might be what you are looking for.

    Code:
    man setterm

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    Re: Non-GUI Options

    Hmm from what that says I would assume that:

    setterm -foreground white would change the text to green, but it's not working.

    Using:

    setterm -bold on I get bold text, but only until I execute a command and then it all reverts back to default.

    Cosmic

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