fontsize and dpi (was Re: Beta2: Nice job!)

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Aug 23 13:52:51 GMT 2005

Stijn Hoop <stijn at> wrote:
 > On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 06:57:48PM -0000, 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 ?
 > Why this isn't already the default is beyond me... Or am I miscalculating
 > dpi with the standard 1280x1024 17" flatpanel?

I haven't seen any cases recently where the DPI was
set correctly by default.  I always had to specify it
explicitly.  On my newest machine (resolution is
1400 x 1050 pixels on a 15" TFT screen) I had to set
it to 120 DPI.  The default was 75.

Best Regards

Oliver Fromme,  secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing
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