Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual console via Ctrl+Alt+F1.
The text is far too small. How do I change the screen resolution to get a larger font?
You should edit the file
/etc/default/console-setup and change the
FONTSIZE variable. Once you've made your changes you must reconfigure your terminal by running:
$ sudo service console-setup restart
@Spack's answer didn't work for my raspberry-pi, but I found a set of instructions that did work for me here
To sum it up
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup #select "UTF-8" #select "Guess optimal character set" #select "Terminus" #select 16*32 (my selection for a 7 inch monitor on raspberry pi)
Ctrl+Shift++ - use the plus symbol on the text keypad not on the numeric pad.