Really strange resolution problems on xorg with a laptop

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Dec 24 21:02:19 UTC 2008

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:16:49 -0500, "Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
> I have a HP Pavilion dv5000 and any "standard" xorg app like xterm or
> anything else that comes with xorg seems to work fine but every other X
> application has either HUGE (one character fills the whole screen) fonts
> and/or other weirdness (it could be fonts but who knows).... I just did
> a complete reinstall from sources (portmaster).... the FB version is
> 8-CURRENT (current as of last night) and the ports tree from the same time

Check the DPI settings from your monitor and if they match the
settings in xorg.conf. Some programs calculate font sizes
according to these values.

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