Smaller font in terminal

Bug #148179 reported by fhucho on 2007-10-02
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Bug Description

The default font size in terminal (which you access with Alt+F1 etc.) is too big.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

How big is that? Are you sure this is a bug? Maybe you should send a screenshot. Until that I'm closing this bug.

fhucho (fhucho) wrote :

I am attaching a photo of my screen.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

Thanks for the quick reply! What kind of screen do you have? What is its native resolution?

fhucho (fhucho) wrote :

I have Philips 170B, native resolution 1280x1024.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

What package is this bug related to? Unless you find it, this bug won't get much attention.
And what version of Ubuntu are you using?

fhucho (fhucho) wrote :

I am using Ubuntu Hardy, but this bug is valid for every Ubuntu version. Maybe this is rather a wish than a bug, I have seen the big font on every Ubuntu installation I have come across. I think that this bug (or wish) is present on every Ubuntu installation. The font size can be changed by setting the vga kernel parameter in /boot/grub/menu.lst.
You can find out how to set the vga parameter value in this forum: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/lilo-vga-modes-152575/
I don't know which package is this bug related to...

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@Nick Ellery

The bug is not related to gnome-terminal, in gnome-terminal the font is OK,
I am speaking about the terminal you see after pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1.

2008/6/3 Nick Ellery <email address hidden>:

> ** Changed in: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: None => gnome-terminal
>
> --
> Smaller font in terminal
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/148179
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> of the bug.
>

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

not a gnome-terminal bug.

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

i had a look at the screenshot and the font is definitely bigger than with other distros but it is not broken/unusable/... in any way.

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