I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, the font size for all of my TTYs became much larger. How can I change the font size back to the default?
To adjust the font/font-size used for the TTY, run
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, which will guide you through the steps to choose a font and font-size:
Choose the default
UTF-8, and press Tab to go highlight OK and then press Enter to go to the next step. (You can press it again and highlight
Cancelto go back.)
Choose the default
Combined - Latin, ...option ("Latin" includes the English alphabet) and proceed to step 3:
Select the font - be sure to read the notes above on the visual effect different fonts can have:
Select the font size:
Now you will exit
console-setup; as the displayed message says, the new settings will be effective after reboot. To apply immediately, open a TTY and run
Since the other answers did not work for my HiDPI display to increase the font size, after some research I found https://askubuntu.com/a/1134018/73759 to be working.
Edit the file
sudo nano /etc/default/console-setup
and change the values for font type and font size to
Save the file and apply the changes with
sudo update-initramfs -u
On the next reboot you will have a much larger font in your TTY.
I know this is not the answer to the specific question above but the title just says "change the font size" and this is the top search result on google, so I hope I can help some people here.
xrandr and run it:
$ sudo apt-get install xrandr $ xrandr
The available screen modes are listed.
$ sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Assuming a previously unedited file, make the following changes:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT should contain at least
nomodeset, perhaps in addition to
splash on desktop systems.
On server systems, uncomment
GRUB_TERMINAL=console to see more messages passing during boot before entering in the graphics console.
Leave this line as a comment:
At the end of the file, add a line:
or replace the value by any other (comma separated) mode(s) that is(are) supported by your hardware. The values
ask should also work.
Finally, after saving the edited
/etc/default/grub with Ctrl+O and exiting it with Ctrl+X, issue the following commands:
$ sudo update-grub $ sudo reboot
This answer will also work to decrease the resolution and/or refresh rate or frame buffer frequency on down-clocked systems. CRT monitors typically show flickering stripes when the refresh frequency is too high.