Terminal window

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 14:28:07 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 16/04/10 22:34, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>> It's normal behaviour for Linux. The virtual consoles are in VGA text
>> mode, normally. Ubuntu has always done this along with all Linuxes.
> Nope, not normal mode with all Linuxes. I come from openSUSE and this
> does not happen there. The font is equivalent to size 10 of the DeJavu
> Sans Mono font. A line of output from, say, ps aux is fully readable
> across the screen.

I used to use SuSE and OpenSuSE, on several machines, and it's
*exactly* what it did for me.

Software can upload a custom font for the console, though, and many
distros do this. It's still the same 640x400 VGA text mode console,

>> You can pass parameters in GRUB to set the console to a particular
>> screen mode, but if you set it to the native resolution of the
>> monitor, the text will get *very* small. Generally the font remains
>> 9x9 pixels or whatever and you just get more columns.
> With this new grub2 setup, where do you set this parameter, any idea?

I think it involves editing /etc/default/grub. Make a copy before you
do it and exercise *great* caution!

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