I know I can change some fundamental settings of the Linux console, things like fonts, for instance, with
But I'd like to change things like blinkrate, color, and shape (I want my cursor to be a block, at all times). I've seen people accomplishing this. I just never had a chance to ask those people how to do that.
I don't mean terminal emulator windows, I mean the Linux text console, you reach with Ctrl+Alt+F-key
I'm using Linux Mint at the moment, which is a Debian derivate. I'd like to know how to do that in Fedora as well, though.
Edit: I might be on to something
I learned from this website, how to do the changes I need. But I'm not finished yet.
I've settled on using
echo -e "\e[?16;0;200c" for now, but I've got a problem: when running applications like
irssi, or attaching a screen session, the cursor reverts back to being a blinking gray underscore.
And of course, it only works on this one
tty all other text consoles are unaffected.
So how can I make those changes permanent? How can I populate them to other consoles?
settermto turn off the console beep, but how should I set cursor shapes? In fact,
settermwas the first place I looked before finding the escape sequence.