Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Neil Stone <neil@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] some xorg related questions
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 22:16:40
Message-Id: 43C6D48B.6000409@flashtek-uk.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] some xorg related questions by Brett Johnson
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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... -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFDxtSLz3Av8JKgzxQRAsbKAJ9p/ouplu/9zHo6nSKa0JPPUPg/9wCfZg3X ZQErJILEFU4TL/Fu0M6QX4I= =novg -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list