hi-dpi cssh and xterm

Using CSSH/XTerm with a high-DPI display

On my laptop with a QuadHD display, cssh was unusable

Screenshot of cssh using tiny bitmapped fonts

because X is a hundred years old and xterm (the default for cssh) defaults to bitmapped fonts which are tiny and gross.

So how do we them it to look like this instead?

Screenshot of cssh using xterm with light/colored terminals at a legible size

Solution

This worked for me: just configure XTerm to use TrueType fonts!

And then configure cssh to a more appropriate size!

There you go.  That’s so much nicer.

Screenshot of cssh using xterm with light/colored terminals at a legible size

dotfiles text image

Here is my home directory

…or the important parts, at least.

I’ve finally taken the plunge and spent a morning cleaning up and organizing my dotfiles so I can put the whole thing on Github and keep the same configuration across all of my home directories while sharing things and maybe making the world a tiny bit better.

https://github.com/cspeterson/dotfiles

You as a person configuring things on Linux might see something useful in there. I use it across Ubuntu and CentOS systems without problems to configure the likes of Vim, Bash, Audacity, GNU Screen, Terminator, and maybe other things. It will continue to change over time as I alter what things I use and how I use them.