fontsize and dpi

Michael Nottebrock lofi at
Wed Aug 24 21:58:49 GMT 2005

On Wednesday, 24. August 2005 15:31, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Michael Nottebrock <lofi at> writes:
> > On Tuesday, 23. August 2005 15:52, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > > I haven't seen any cases recently where the DPI was set correctly
> > > by default.
> >
> > The key to DPMS-assisted dpi detection [...]
> DPMS has nothing to do with display size or resolution. 

True, the proper set of capitals to use here would be DDC/EDID. Most, if not 
all graphics card drivers in xorg now support the

Option "IgnoreEDID" <bool>

(to go into Section "Device") which implies that by default, they should use 
EDID data for determining the display size / DPI. I'm pretty sure I'm not 
completely imagining the requirement for the dpms option to make that 
actually work though, but perhaps it's no longer the case, or it's another 
one of those config parser bloopers.

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