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From: Neil Stone <neil@...>
Subject: Re: some xorg related questions
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 22:13:31 +0000
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Brett Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 08:32:00AM +0000, Neil Stone wrote:
> 
>>1. All of my fonts have gone small.. whats up with that, I know I have
>>updated a few things, but (afaik) nothing that would cause this to happen
> 
> Did you happen to upgrade x-org? Small fonts can be cause by running X
> in low dpi (75x75) with a high resolution (ie 1600x1200). If you
> upgraded x-org, and had your xserver configured with a higher dpi
> (100x100), there's a chance you're server configuration was reset to the
> default 75x75. If this is the case, you need to determine which method
> is used to start X and modify the server config file and add -dpi 100
> (or what ever value you prefer). 
> 
> You can also check your current dpi setting from a terminal in X with
> something like:
> xdpyinfo | grep -A 3 screen
> 
> You should see something like:
> default screen number:    0
> number of screens:    1
> 
> screen #0:
> dimensions:    1600x1200 pixels (406x305 millimeters)
> resolution:    100x100 dots per inch
> depths (7):    24, 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 32
> 
> The resolution line shows the dpi.
> 
> An good docment (slightly dated)  that covers fonts is X is:
> http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/FDU.html
> Section 2.1 and 2.2 talk about some simple chages that can make
> a big difference.
> 
> I also found this document which seems to be current, but I have not had
> a chance to fully review it yet:
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Font-HOWTO/index.html
> 
> 
>>2. xfs - I can't suss out how to get this installed... and wouw it help
>>the above situ ?
> 
> xfs is no longer built by default, and has been moved to a USE flag.
> To build xfs you should run the following command to add XFS to your
> /etc/portage/package.use file and rebuild X:
> echo "x11-base/xorg-x11 font-server" >> /etc/portage/package.use
> 
> You should note that Xft is now the preferred method of handling fonts
> in xorg, and Xfs in considered insecure, so that is why it is disabled
> by default.
> 
>>3. TwinView.... I saw a few posts of people using this, and I would like
>>to have a go... can someone point me at a document that would provide me
>>recent, revevant information on being able to use multiple monitors in
>>xorg ?
> 
> zless /usr/share/doc/nvidia-kernel-<VERSION>/README.gz
> There is a section in there about setting up Twinview using the version
> drivers you have installed.
> 
> For more generic information:
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Dual_Monitors
> 
> Brett

Aha.. between this and Duncan's reply I found how to get my fonts back
to normal..... used xdpiinfo to find out i was on 75dpi fonts.. and the
xorg changes sugested.. I now have readble text...

Thanks...

Now for the nv mods for dual monitor output...
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