Full Screen display in character mode.

Frank 'Crash' Edwards linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 20:17:12 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Dick Schroeder wrote:
> >If you mean non graphical - such as using 50 line mode without X windows,
> >its configured through LILO
> >Just type man lilo.conf
> >Matthias
> OK, that's a good suggestion. I'll have a look at lilo.conf. However,
> No I don't meant 50 lines, I mean 80 x 25 using the whole screen.

Based on some simple math, it looks like on a 1024x768 display, if you
want 80x25, you'll need a font which is 12x30 (this uses 960x750 of the
display real estate).  That means a border of (1024-960)/2, or 32 pixels,
on each side.  Since the characters are 12 pixels wide, that's a little
less than three characters on each side.  Seems reasonable.  And with only
9 pixels above and below, there's not even half a character height
available at the top and bottom.

Of course, the proportions may look a little strange!

Doing a couple of web searches, it looks like 12x23 is available.  And
10x20, but that'd be quite a bit smaller than you want.

Good luck.  Ciao.
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