Beta2: Nice job!

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Aug 23 12:23:00 GMT 2005


On Tuesday 23 August 2005 04:27, Andreas Hauser wrote:
> dodell wrote @ Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:01:50 -0700:
> > They all use Bitstream Vera at a > ridiculously small font size
>
> startx -- -dpi 100
> better ?

You can set the display size in the X config so it will get the DPI correct 
regardless of what your resolution is.

It usually even gets this information from your monitor (if it's new enough), 
eg
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "DFP"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        HorizSync   31.5-150
        VertRefresh 30-100
        Option    "dpms"
        Modeline "1920x1200" 337.58 1920 2072 2288 2656 1200 1201 1204 1271
        DisplaySize  270 170
EndSection

Note that it does get it right for me even without this, ie
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1920 x 1200
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display dimensions: (330, 210) mm
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (147, 145)

Unfortunately GNOME appears to ignore this setting in favour of what the user 
configuration says and there is no "use what the X server says" :(

KDE (and GIMP) get it right though :)

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