I have a CentOS v7.2 virtual machine.

How do I tell what the available resolutions are that I can change too?

Then, how do I go about changing between the available resolutions to one that is easier on the eyes?

  • I forgot to mention that I'm running a minimal CentOS installation, meaning I only have the terminal to work with, no GUI.
    – wesg
    Dec 17, 2016 at 16:40
  • My desire is to use the entire "or majority" width and height of my monitor.
    – wesg
    Dec 17, 2016 at 16:41

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In case anyone else stumbles upon this post. I'm using VMware workstation to run this VM. My solutions:

  1. I shutdown the guest
  2. I enabled VNC connections to my VM
  3. I downloaded the VNC Viewer
  4. I connect to the guest with value localhost:0
  5. Upper-left corner of VNC Viewer, right-click, Properties option, Options tab, scale to fit window option

Other change that helped was modifying font size:

  1. Fonts are at /lib/kbd/consolefonts
  2. In terminal run: setfont some-filename-in-consolefonts

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