[kde-linux] Everything's big since upgrade

Bram Schoenmakers bramschoenmakers at kde.nl
Thu Jul 20 13:07:43 UTC 2006

Op donderdag 20 juli 2006 01:00, schreef David J Iannucci:
> Pardon me if this is discussed in the archives.... I searched a bit but
> couldn't find anything relevant.
> I've recently upgraded to SUSE 10.1 and thus KDE 3.5.1.  FWIW, I use
> IceWM with KDE.
> Before the upgrade everything was "sized" right for my resolution:
> fonts, icons, etc.  After upgrading (actually it was a reinstall), I
> loaded my home directory back, and found that I had to start tweaking
> things... in particular many fonts and icons had become much BIGGER.  I
> have adjusted some of them by hand (esp. for IceWM), but thought that it
> was probably a more fundamental problem that might be fixed by a single
> tweak somewhere.  Note that X.org settings seem fine - resolution is as
> expected - so I really don't wanna mess with that at all.
> One that particularly stands out is the IM client gaim.  This has become
> really HUGE. I note that it's a GTK+ app, and wondered whether the
> problem might be something in the interaction of KDE with this library.
> Still... all of the YaST2-related configuration apps also have much
> larger fonts now, and I would guess these are qt?  Anyway...
> Any hints or help in fixing this the Right Way(tm) would be appreciated.
> Dave

Looks like Xorg's DPI is messed up.

Adding this line to xorg.conf may improve things a bit:

Option   "DPI"   "96 x 96"

Kind regards,

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

Jabber - bram at kde.org
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