SUMMARY: Font problems with X-terminal window

From: Rodney Wines (
Date: Mon Aug 04 1997 - 05:58:51 CDT

Original question:

> I do sysadmin for several Solaris and HP-UX systems, but otherwise I don't
> do any useful work on them, so I access them via xterm windows from a PC.
> All works well.
> However, the default font size is too small for me to read comfortably. On
> the HP systems, and on the Solaris system I asked about last year, I can
> press CTRL+ the right mouse button, and I get a pop-up that says:
> VT Fonts
> Default
> Unreadable
> Tiny
> Small
> Medium
> Large
> Huge
> I can select a larger font, and I'm happy. However, on most Solaris
> systems I use, if I do the same thing I get:
> VT Fonts (no app-defaults)
> Fontdefault
> Font1
> ...
> Font6
> Selecting any of the fonts has no effect. I know the solution is as simple
> as copying a file or adding a symlink, but I can't remember what it is for
> the life of me. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks to Stephen P Richardson <>, the answer is:

         cd /usr/lib
         ln -s ../openwin/lib/X11 .
         cd X11
         ln -s ../app-defaults .

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