Changing the default text size on console session
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sat Apr 10 10:05:07 PDT 2004
On Sunday 11 April 2004 00:32, Colin J. Raven wrote:
> Hi all!
> My question may not be specific to FreeBSD, but can anyone tell me how to
> change the default font size on a console (directly connected monitor)
> session when there is no X running?
> I'm used to accessing BSD boxes remotely via Putty, but now I have one at
> home plus a decent size monitor, and the text size is just overwhelming.
> Since you can't page up/down in a console session, it's proving to be
> somewhat of a problem.
It is not too clear what you want.
Do you wish to change the font, screen lines etc through a Putty console;
or on a console displaying on the BSD machine.
In the latter case use vidcontrol -- see the man page. To get much flexibility
you'll need to load the vesa.ko kernel module.
As for scrolling; this is turned on and off by the scroll-lock key.
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