[LAU] [OT] modelines ?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Dec 18 04:24:33 EST 2007

Adam Sampson wrote:
> david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> writes:
>> It gets the screen resolution right, just the font sizes are
>> massively off.
> Xorg calculates the screen DPI automatically, so if you switch to a
> larger resolution on a display that reports the same physical size
> then a 10-point font will still be the same number of millimeters
> tall. Look at the "resolution" line in xdpyinfo's output to see what
> DPI it's currently running at.
> If you want to override the DPI calculation, making a 10-point font
> the same number of *pixels* tall regardless of the resolution, then
> you can pass an option like "-dpi 96" to the X server (by editing
> .xserverrc if you use startx, or /etc/gdm/gdm.conf if you use GDM).

I checked that. Xorg is correctly using 96 dpi already. The problem is 
the respective display managers aren't sizing their fonts properly.

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