Non-graphical Boot and Terminal Font

Kwan Lowe kwan at
Thu Jul 22 13:48:30 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at> wrote:
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> On 07/22/2010 08:37 AM, David Liguori wrote:
>> I prefer to boot in non-graphical mode then load the Xwindow system, or
>> not, as desired.  To this end I set my default runlevel to 3 and delete
>> the option "rhgb quiet" in grub.conf, as is well documented.  In past
>> releases the startup messages would change from 80 to 132 columns early
>> on (no doubt in preparation for displaying them in a graphical window
>> during startup if you choose that option) , but the shell prompt in the
>> end was back to 80 columns.  In F13, though, it remains small.  This is
>> hard on my eyes.  How do I get back to an 80-column shell?

I wrote this a LONG time ago and it may no longer be valid:

Check out the SVGATextMode command.. MIght still exist

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