setting a different terminal font for linux

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Glaanieboy, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I installed Mandrake linux some time ago and because I seriouly f00ked up some things (rm * when logged in as root :eek: ), I reformatted the thing and installed all over again.
    Now I noticed that I have a large, DOS-like, terminal font (I mean the tty terminals, not the shells you can call while in X-server mode), I want this to be a smaller font, just like the previous situation. Is there a GUI to set this, so I can see immediately if I like the font? What file should I edit? HOW?
     
  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Its mandrake i wouldnt know, FreeBSD i do know, you can set different fonts and how big the screen size is and all.

    I suggest checking /etc/tty or try a man terminal of some sort, also do a search at google you are bound to come up with something.

    and rm -rf / is more effective than rm *.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    "rm *" will just destroy everything in the dir you're in wont it, not including folders or their contents?
     
  4. X-Istence

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    yep, so if he did it in / it wouldnt have done enough damage to destroy his install

    rm -rf / would however.