font problems

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at
Sat Dec 29 16:19:07 PST 2007

On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 06:29:55PM -0400, Joey Mingrone wrote:
> Over the holidays I decided to upgrade my ports after several months
> and everything went well except some fonts seems to be messed up.
> Sorry, I'm not really sure how to explain this better.  Here is a
> screenshot of gkrellm:
> As you can see, the fonts are so large they overlap.  I didn't change
> any of my configuration files (xorg.conf, ~/fonts.conf, ~/.gtkrc-2.0,
> etc).  The problem seems to be isolated to gtk applications.  Here is
> the output from /var/log/xorg.log:
> It seems as though the usual fonts cannot be rendered so some sort of
> defaults are being used.  Thanks for any suggestions.
> Joey

(==) RADEON(0): DPI set to (75, 75)
was it always 75? (I see a recent update to xf86-video-ati port).
Anyway, try forcing X to use 96, ie, run it as:
X -dpi 96
(it would be ":0 local /usr/local/bin/X -dpi 96 :0" in
/usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers for xdm).


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