Really strange resolution problems on xorg with a laptop
wtf.jlaine at gmail.com
Thu Dec 25 16:13:37 UTC 2008
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 04:22:40PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Polytropon wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:16:49 -0500, "Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> 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?
Maybe this would be useful?
xdpyinfo | grep -E "res|dim"
Helped me in a similar case.
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