zedin
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Can you change shell font size?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:24 pm

Is there a way to make the shell font bigger without changing the resolution setting during boot? I have my Pi hooked up to a 720p TV (that for some reason is showing a native resolution at 1080i) and the text is awfully small. I can adjust the resolution in the config.txt file to make text appear larger but I would like to run it at the native resolution but just have a bigger font so I don't have to be right in front on the TV (and can instead lounge in the bed =p)

Is there any command like setting/command that will increase/decrease font sizes so I can say swap back and forth without reboots?

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Re: Can you change shell font size?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:31 pm

http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Document ... on.txt#126
possibly using
fbcon=font:
on the command line may work
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Re: Can you change shell font size?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:53 pm

zedin wrote:Is there any command like setting/command that will increase/decrease font sizes so I can say swap back and forth without reboots?
Assuming you mean the system console font (not in X):

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setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat15-Terminus24x12.psf.gz
Also try the other font files in the same directory. You can set the initial font file in /etc/default/console-setup or by "sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup".

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Re: Can you change shell font size?

Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:55 pm

jojopi wrote:

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setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat15-Terminus24x12.psf.gz
Good trick!

Still need to squint a little from 4 meters away. Is there a way to add larger font files to /usr/share/consolefonts/ ??

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