Really strange resolution problems on xorg with a laptop

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Wed Dec 24 21:22:43 UTC 2008

Polytropon wrote:
> 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.
How do I check that... btw your name seems familar ever use a public
access freebsd machine called m-net?

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