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Re: [trinity-users] Initializing vtty text size (was: TDE installed, LXDE not installed...)

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:16:35 -0400
Lisi Reisz composed on 2015-03-30 11:18 (UTC+0100):

>> >> [1] included on installation cmdline: tasks="standard" vga=791
>> >> video=1024x768@60

>> > The required resolution depends surely on the monitor one is using?

>> Absolutely. The question is what's required for you, bigger text, bigger
>> screen, bigger both? 1024x768 is a low res mode supported on some pretty
>> big screens. Text 14pt & up is readily doable. Lower resolution still means
>> bigger yet text. 80x25 on a TV screen can produce seriously large text.

> Yes, I know.  But it needs configuring.  It isn't like that by default.

> I thought 80x25 just alter4d the width of the columns.  This time it is I who 
> do not understand/know enough.

I just booted the Ubuntu aka Debian Installer with the following added to the

	splash=0 vga=normal video=640x480

The resulting vtty text is the same size as when booting DOS, 80 columns by
25 rows. On a 41.0 cm x 26.0 cm (19" diagonal) screen that results in text
somewhere in the vicinity of 24pt. This to me sounds like it would be usable
for you. If not, a bigger screen like 69.8 cm x 39.3 cm (31.5" diagonal)
ought to get somewhere around 32pt-36pt.

If those produce too big you could try

	splash=0 vga=785 video=800x600

which would shrink text size down by around 1/3, giving about 100 columns
wide by 37 rows tall.

I have a hard time imagining a terminal emulator doing better than either of
these two simple to implement configurations.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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