[Gllug] Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop console mode

t.clarke tim at seacon.co.uk
Tue Apr 12 21:56:31 UTC 2011

I have been playing with Ubuntu 10.10 (Desktop) to see if it is a viable
alternative to Windows.   One big problem is that the 'text mode' console
screens use ridiculously small characters;  we need to be able to telnet into
a host Unix system in 80cols x 25line mode, such that the whole screen is
used.  Using the 'terminal' in the graphical screen doesn't work either,
as resizing the 'panel' doesn't make the characters any bigger, just increases
the amount of unused space in the panel.

Is there any way to force the system to use 80x25 in the console 'text'
screens (1 - 6) ?    I have tried resizecons and that doesn't work either.


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