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CentOS increase console font size


Default console font too small

The default console font used by CentOS may be uncomfortably small when viewed on a modern HD screen.

To increase the font size of sytemd based Linux distributions use the setfont utility.

setfont sun12x22

Will set the console session to a more comfortable size using a commonly available font


Font file package and location

Console fonts are found in the kbd-misc package and located in the /usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts directory


Small format HD screens

Large fonts suitable for 1080P laptop screens

setfont ter-u28n

setfont ter-u32n


Persistent setting

To make the setting persistent across sessions and reboots

sudo nano /etc/vconsole.conf


Will set the console font to a comfortable mono spaced font at boot time






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