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Enlarging Screen Font

Postby JerryP » 2018-07-02 23:58

I just successfully installed Debian on my Windows 10 PC in command line mode (NO GUI). How may I enlarge the font size on the screen, please?
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby bw123 » 2018-07-03 01:32

see if this helps?

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$ apt policy console-setup
console-setup:
  Installed: 1.164
  Candidate: 1.164
  Version table:
 *** 1.164 500
        500 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
$ su
Password:
# dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby JerryP » 2018-07-03 03:05

The commands: apt policy console-setup responded with: N: Unable to locate package console-setup.

I have Debian GNU/Linux version 9.3 installed on Windows 10 PC via the Microsoft Store instructions.
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby None1975 » 2018-07-03 13:11

JerryP wrote:via the Microsoft Store instructions.

Maybe it's a good idea to turn to Microsoft help center? What do you think?
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-07-03 15:04

@OP: can't you just make the window bigger? :mrgreen:
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby debiman » 2018-07-03 15:21

None1975 wrote:
JerryP wrote:via the Microsoft Store instructions.

Maybe it's a good idea to turn to Microsoft help center? What do you think?

i'm thinking of something clever to say, but it's already been said...
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby JerryP » 2018-07-03 18:07

Thanks to the first attempt that just didn't work out. However, other replies are useless and not helpful to someone trying to learn.
I really expected better, but such is today's environment.
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby bw123 » 2018-07-03 18:51

JerryP wrote:The commands: apt policy console-setup responded with: N: Unable to locate package console-setup.

I have Debian GNU/Linux version 9.3 installed on Windows 10 PC via the Microsoft Store instructions.


https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/debia ... svkqc78pk6

From the comments on that page, it looks like it is lacking some tools, but can be updated. You'll probably need to setup network access and your sources.list it's okay everybody has to start somewhere.

An alternative to the dpkg-reconfigure console-setup might be to edit the file yourself. I never tried it, check this link.
https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-li ... sole-fonts
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-07-03 19:17

JerryP wrote:
The commands: apt policy console-setup responded with: N: Unable to locate package console-setup.

You may have to install the package,:
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=console-setup
===
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/console-setup
stretch (stable) (utils): console font and keymap setup program
1.164: all

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apt install console-setup

to install it.

Your /etc/apt/sources.list needs to be correct in order to install packages.
https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

As for asking the Microsoft help center, that may be better, nobody here would know what kind of things they have done to this package,and the so called Debian they put in it, it may not be able to install packages from the Debian repositories, etc. I notice one comment:
"man: command not found"... WHAT?!

man (manual) has been (at least IMHO) an integral part of UNIX/Linux since its earliest days. The developers who created the Microsoft Store app probably did not have a clue.

So it would be a good idea to install the manuals, and the 'man' command, that way you won't need to be asking people to hold your hand, and explain every detail, and how to use the various commands. Who knows what else they have left out, it may not work like a true Debian system.
----- edit---
better choice of words:it may not work like a complete Debian system.
Note "complete" will depend on what your needs are.
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby JerryP » 2018-07-03 21:38

Again, THANKS for suggestions. You must understand that Linux is COMPLETELY new to me and I don't know HOW to do these "installs." Furthermore, I would have thought that the Microsoft application would have only paved the way, so to speak, for installing Debian and nothings to do with Debian itself. In fact, I went to a separate page to do the final install after the first maneuver.

I've printed out these suggestions and will attempt to implement them. It ALL so confusing when there are so many supplementary packages to install. I guess for a balding grey haired 84 yo man, I am doing fairly well.

Thanks again,
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby milomak » 2018-07-03 21:55

if you are going straight into console isn't this just a case of setting GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 (obviously your size) in /etc/default/grub
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby JerryP » 2018-07-03 22:08

Gary, you commented: " that way you won't need to be asking people to hold your hand, and explain every detail, and how to use the various commands."

As I recall, I asked ONE simple question, not any hand holding or tutorials.

I would have expected that the "New Member Questions" be answered respectfully. WRONG.

Question and String OVER.
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby milomak » 2018-07-03 22:11

JerryP wrote:Gary, you commented: " that way you won't need to be asking people to hold your hand, and explain every detail, and how to use the various commands."

As I recall, I asked ONE simple question, not any hand holding or tutorials.

I would have expected that the "New Member Questions" be answered respectfully. WRONG.

Question and String OVER.


The Forum has this. Your OP seems not to have read it

So even in the New Members section there are expectations
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-07-03 22:24

This is the problem with windows users, they get offended so easily,... any way,
by JerryP » You must understand that Linux is COMPLETELY new to me and I don't know HOW to do these "installs."

That is why you need the "man" command, so you can have the manuals and read them, to understand the commands you use, ....
As far as other instruction, like you say:
You must understand that Linux is COMPLETELY new to me and I don't know HOW to do these "installs."

So why not do a search : key words= How to install packages on Debian
First hit:
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianPackageManagement
Or try the keywords "How to get started with Debian"
First hit:https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/start.en.html
Also I did show you, how to install the packages in my earlier post:
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apt install console-setup
is the command, other packages, just replace "console-setup" with the correct name of the package you want.
Go to the Debian.org website, and read some of the documentation, there is plenty, and it will explain most of the things you need to know.
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Re: Enlarging Screen Font

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-07-03 22:29

JerryP wrote:Gary, you commented: " that way you won't need to be asking people to hold your hand, and explain every detail, and how to use the various commands."

As I recall, I asked ONE simple question, not any hand holding or tutorials.

I would have expected that the "New Member Questions" be answered respectfully. WRONG.

Question and String OVER.

I am sorry for even bothering to try to help you , now.... sheesh , what a waste of time.
Just click the YES ,... so any way good luck.
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