XTerm fvwm2 Xorg

Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
Sun Aug 14 02:42:58 GMT 2005

On Sun, 14 Aug 2005, Charles Smyth wrote:

> I~Rm trying out fvwm2 on a FreeBSD 5.4 box with Xorg The XTerm uses a 
> small font as default. How can the font be made larger, and how can 
> the XTerm window be made larger by default.

Look in the file /usr/X11R6/etc/system.fvwm2rc. Assuming you're talking 
about the xterm you get when you click button 1 on the root window, look 
for the section "AddToMenu RootMenu". There is a line that looks like

+ "XTerm"  Exec exec xterm -sl 2048 -font 9x15

To make the font bigger you could, for example, change that 9x15 to 
10x20. I'm not sure how to make the default window size larger, but I'd 
be looking for the word "geometry" in various config files. Also see man 


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