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From: "A. R." <feoymalo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Very small fonts after re-emerging xorg-x11
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 15:09:53
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Very small fonts after re-emerging xorg-x11 by Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman
1 > After re-emerging that, I restarted xdm/kdm and when I logged in I found all fonts to be quite
2 > smaller... to the level of thinking I had a bigger resolution :P (I use 1024x768 maximum).
3 >
4 > Any idea?
5 >
6 > What information can I provide?
7 >
8 Hi,
9 I used to have the same problems every time I upgraded xorg until I
10 found information about passing the screen dimensions in the xorg.conf
11 file so the server can determine (calculate) the DPI.
13 Basically, you can provide the screen dimensions in millimiters in the
14 following manner:
16 Section "Monitor"
17 Identifier "CRT-2"
18 VendorName "Sony"
19 ModelName "CDP-G400"
20 DisplaySize 355 264
21 EndSection
23 This way you'll get a consistent DPI for your display even after upgrading xorg.
26 Another way of achieving this is, if you do not boot right into
27 KDM/XDM, you log into the console and pass a DPI value when starting
28 xorg:
30 startx -- -layout <Your server layout of choice> -dpi 96
32 As you can see, in the example I am forcing a DPI of 96.
34 Hope this helps.
36 - AR
39 --
40 If you stare long enough into an abyss, the abyss will stare back into you...
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Re: [gentoo-user] Very small fonts after re-emerging xorg-x11 Andrew Gaydenko <a@××××××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Very small fonts after re-emerging xorg-x11 James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>