Non-backlit, Monochrome LCD or other good displays for shell use

Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at
Mon Feb 8 17:26:39 UTC 2010

2010/2/8 Kenneth Loafman <kenneth at>:
> BC wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This question is not Ubuntu-specific, but as an Ubuntu and Linux user, I
>> thought I would turn here first.  I would appreciate any leads about
>> where better to ask this question.
>> I find using modern-day CCFL-powered LCD displays (tethered or external)
>> to be exhausting because of the intensity of staring at a focused light
>> source for so long (I also have an eye condition).  To some extent CRTs
>> were a little easier on the eyes for me back when, but I'd like to dig
>> deeper to use a more antiquated tech.
> Not directly answering your question, but I have roughly the same
> problem.  I found a fix for it by changing the background color from
> white to ivory, thus cutting out a lot of the blue, and cutting down on
> the eye strain.  I still like a light background and a dark foreground
> because, for me, its less strain on the eyes, but the blue component is
> one that causes white to be so intense for me and others.

    The best fix for me is to use black background. As usual, your mileage
  may vary.


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