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    Question How to enlarge terminal fonts for my 4k TV screen?

    Hi I just installed Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 connected to my 4k TV screen. I would like to enlarge the font size on the terminal screen. How can I accomplish this?

    I've seen some YouTube videos describe this but they mainly use the Ubuntu Desktop GUI to fix that. Or they describe commands used on other Linux distros which doesn't seem to work on Ubuntu. I'm thinking about using the setfont command in my .bash_aliases file like this but don't understand how to preview what fonts I can use in the terminal?

    This is the .bash_profile/.basrc example code I saw somebody use for another distro in a YouTube video.

    Code:
    if [ $TERM = linux ]
      then
      setfont sun12x22
    fi
    Last edited by mortalkorona; April 9th, 2021 at 05:40 PM. Reason: gg

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    Re: How to enlarge terminal fonts for my 4k TV screen?

    Is there a reason to install server specifically?
    Personally I don't see any point in installing Ubuntu server and then use it with a 4K TV but you might have some reason?

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    Re: How to enlarge terminal fonts for my 4k TV screen?

    I also think there is a discrepancy in what you are trying to accomplish. A headless server (without a GUI) typically does not even have a monitor plugged in.

    I would use a laptop/pc to connect to the TV, then use PuTTY to SSH into the server...you can specify font/size that way.

    I have never tried to connect anything more than a default-sized monitor to a server so I never needed to modify those kinds of settings. Sorry I don't have that solution for you.

    LHammonds

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    Post Re: How to enlarge terminal fonts for my 4k TV screen?

    My Intel NUC media pc with Ubuntu Desktop was already setup to my TV from before. With my new fulltower Ubuntu Server placed next to the NUC and TV it was just more convenient to connect it to the TV for quick configurations.

    Don't know how to setup the wireless USB stick to my network yet with a headless Ubuntu. And so much cables to deal with using my old laptop. It was just more convenient to plug in a HDMI cable to the TV and start firing away.

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    Enlarge font size from Terminal for 4k TV

    Anyways I found the right guide to make the Terminal font size easier to read on the 4k TV.
    https://ostechnix.com/how-to-change-...type-and-size/

    Step 1
    Code:
    $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
    Step 2, select UTF-8.

    Step 3, select Guess optimal character set.

    Step 4, select Terminus.

    Step 5, select 16x32 (framebuffer only)

    Done!

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    Connect to WiFi from the Terminal using nmtui

    https://www.osradar.com/how-to-conne...nal-in-ubuntu/

    Step 1
    Code:
    $ nmtui
    Step 2, select Activate a connection.
    Wait 5 minutes for the WiFi USB stick to scan all available networks in case your intended router doesn't show up.

    Step 3, type in the password for the SSID network.

    Done!
    Last edited by mortalkorona; April 10th, 2021 at 11:19 AM.

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