Gnome-Terminal Default Size

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July 19, 2009 Linux No Comments

I like to set my Ubuntu Gnome-Terminal to something other then the default size.

Found the information here.
http://www.codealpha.net/36/how-to-change-the-gnome-terminal-default-size-ubuntu/

If you have a large LCD then you will really want to change the Gnome-Terminal to a better default size.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Type : gksudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm or sudo nano /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
  3. Enter your root password.
  4. Look around the 10th line for something like this: ":co#80:it#8:li#24:\"
  5. Change the first and last number: ":co#132:it#8:li#43:\"
  6. Save
  7. Close all Terminals and reopen to your new size.
  8. On ArchLinux I also put the file in read only because it keep going back to it default, I will test some more and see if this helps. sudo chmod 444/usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
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