Filed under raspberrypi on May 18, 2016.
If you connect a Raspberry Pi to an HDMI monitor, you may find the terminal font size to be a bit small; especially if the monitor sits a foot or more away. This post demonstrates how to choose a different font size.
If your Raspberry Pi boots to the desktop environment, exit the GUI to see the command prompt. You can use the
sudo raspi-configutility to modify the boot options for the Raspberry Pi if you always want to boot to the command prompt.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupat the prompt
UTF-8option and hit ↩ - the screen below will display
Guess optimal character setoption and hit ↩ - the screen below will display
Let the system select a suitable fontoption and hit ↩ - the screen below will display
When the Raspberry Pi reboots, it will now use the selected font to display the console and command prompt. In my case, I have a monitor about four feet from my desk. The font size I use allows me to enter commands from my wireless Logitech K400 Plus comfortably.