Using CSSH/XTerm with a high-DPI display
… 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 get them it to look like this instead?
This worked for me: just configure XTerm to use TrueType fonts!
! Drop this or something like it into ! ~/.Xresources ! to enable any changes to this configuration: ! xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources ! Set front to truetype as the bitmap-based default fonts are dumb and ! tiny on high-DPI displays. Also wtf who wants bitmapped fonts XTerm*faceName: DejaVu Sans Mono XTerm*faceSize: 8 XTerm*renderFont: true
And then configure cssh to a more appropriate size!
# Drop this or something like it into # ~/.clusterssh/config terminal_bg_style=dark terminal_colorize=1 terminal_reserve_top=10 terminal_size=160x48
There you go. That’s so much nicer.