GJustice
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How to change the hard-to-read blue-on-black console

This seems like something simple but I can't find anything about this anywhere.

I am using VI Client to talk to my VCenter server and I have a Linux guest (SL5.2) running on one of my ESX 3.5 servers. The VM console displays as blue text on a black background. Is this a function of VI Client, ESX server, VCenter, or the Guest OS?

The Linux VM is NOT running X or any window manager.

More importantly, as it is unbelievably hard to read, how can I change it?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Gerald J.

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AntonVZhbankov
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VM Console shows exactly what guest OS want to show.

There is no way to change this except from inside guest OS.


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GJustice
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But when I install on real hardware, I always get white text on black, so why would ESX/VC/VI display blue?

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AntonVZhbankov
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Are you really sure you see text in VI Console and on real console in the same graphic mode? I think not.

I can assure you, that's not a problem with VM Console. Check your guest linux settings.


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