Run Level 3 - customize console colors

I’m running 11.4 x32 on a netbook and have edited /etc/inittab to boot to Run Level 3.

I have been looking for a way to customize the text and background colors of the console. Can anyone point me in the right direction to do this?

Just found this post which mentions

nope, I spoke too soon with the bootsplash part.

I had tried editing the bootsplash .cfg file for my display resolution, it didnt affect the text or background color of the console itself.

Ok, I think I’m on the right path now. Looking into ~/.bashrc.

On 11/26/2011 12:16 AM, Wandering Voice wrote:
> Looking into ~/.bashrc.

make sure and make a backup copy of your bashrc, in case you need to go
back to a working version…


Thanks, DenverD :slight_smile:

I had also come across this little tip that may come in handy for someone someday.

To restore a .bashrc file to its default

cp /etc/skel/.bashrc ~/.bashrc

But yeah, backup before the fact is a much better idea.

On 11/26/2011 11:36 AM, Wandering Voice wrote:
> cp/etc/skel/.bashrc ~/.bashrc

yep, that works too!!

if you have not already made some changes you would like to keep… :wink:

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