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   Linux FAQ > 8. How To Do This or Find Out That...
Question:  8.21. How To Set (Or Reset) Initial Terminal Colors.
Answer:

The following shell script should work for VGA consoles:

for n in 1 2 4 5 6 7 8; do
     setterm -fore yellow -bold on -back blue -store > /dev/tty$n
     done


Substitute your favorite colors, and use /dev/ttyS$n for serial terminals.

To make sure they are reset when people log out (if they've been changed):

Replace the references to getty (or mingetty or uugetty or whatever) in /etc/inittab with references to /sbin/mygetty.

#!/bin/sh
setterm -fore yellow -bold on -back blue -store > $1
exec /sbin/mingetty $@


[Jim Dennis]


This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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