Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a VT420 that displays 80 columns and 24 lines. I would like to use it with 132 columns and 48 lines.

share|improve this question

First you need to make sure you have a terminfo entry that supports this. tic and infocmp are your friends. Secondly, you may need to get hold of documentation for the VT420 (if you can't find it you may be able to reverse engineer it from this) and modify the terminfo file as necessary.

share|improve this answer
up vote 1 down vote accepted
  1. Press F3. The terminal will display the Set-Up screen.
  2. Arrow down to the Display field.
  3. Press enter. The terminal will display the Display Set-Up screen.
  4. Arrow down to 24 Lines/Screen field.
  5. Press enter to change setting to 48 lines.
  6. Press F3 to exit set-up.
share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .