keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Sep 7 11:06:48 PDT 2005
On 2005-09-07 10:28, Rem Roberti <remegius at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am a new user, have FreeBSD 5.4 up and running, and am very grateful
> to be rid of the blue screen of death. I'm going to have a bunch of
> questions, but first things first:
> 1) When I start X three xterm windows appear. Can I configure it so
> that only one appears?
Yes, you can configure your X11 desktop to include a lot of interesting
things. Terminals, a GUI desktop, custom backgrounds, editable menus,
many virtual desktops or just one, etc. and so forth...
I suggest you take a good look at the FreeBSD Handbook's chapter about
X11, desktop environments, etc.
It's going to be immensely useful, trust me :)
> 2) The font size in the xterm window is quite small. How do I change
> the font size?
By setting the appropriate xterm ``resources'' in your ~/.Xresources
file. I usually like having my own fonts in xterm, so mine includes:
Replace the 'apollo*' fonts with other font names and there you are.
A list of X11 fonts can be obtained with:
once you are already in X11. Save this list to a file, by running:
$ xlsfonts | tee fonts.txt
Then, you can look at the fonts list even if you are not in X11.
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