[kde-linux] Re: KDE on high resolution monitor
mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 12 12:58:04 UTC 2010
On 2010/12/12 13:05 (GMT+0100) yahoo-pier_andreit composed:
> On 2010/12/08 09:47 (GMT-0500) Felix Miata composed:
>> configuration of all or part via xorg.conf may
>> be ignored. It may be necessary to put what _should_ work in xorg.conf into
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/*.conf instead. Those using proprietary NVidia drivers
>> should try the NVidia configuration tool first.
> nvidia configuration tool seems to have anything about dpi :-)
I don't understand this statement. Is DPI mentioned, or not?
> in the man xorg.conf I found this:
> DisplaySize width height
> This optional entry gives the width and height, in millimetres, of the
> picture area of the monitor. If given this is used to calculate the
> horizontal and vertical pitch (DPI) of the screen.
> do you intend this?
It is how I usually set DPI to a multiple of 12.
http://fm.no-ip.com/Share/DisplaySize contains the file I copy from to paste
into new config files lacking those entries. Using a multiple of 12 that is
close to the actual DPI can produce better font size and quality behavior on
> I found this data on my xorg:
> xorg-x11-server is 7.5_1.8.0-10.3.1 by opensuse repo
> xorg.conf ther isn't
> xorg.conf.d there is in /etc/X11
> the contents are:
> the content of 50-monitor.conf is:
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Default Monitor"
> ## If your monitor doesn't support DDC you may override the
> ## defaults here
> #HorizSync 28-85
> #VertRefresh 50-100
> ## Add your mode lines here, use e.g the cvt tool
That's the place where putting PreferredMode and DisplaySize should work, but
NVidia drivers are an exception. You may need similar to as follows:
Option "UseEdidDpi" "FALSE"
Option "DPI" "144 x 144"
> the content of Xorg.0.log is big, I filtered searching dpi, this seems
> related to:
> [ 26.018] (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
> [ 26.018] (II) NVIDIA(0): "nvidia-auto-select"
> [ 26.018] (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1920 x 1080
> [ 26.230] (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (143, 144); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
> [ 26.230] (--) NVIDIA(0): option
> [ 26.230] (==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
This seems to indicate you should be good now. Have you reverted all font
related desktop settings to defaults? What is reported on
http://fm.no-ip.com/Auth/dpi-screen-window.html opened in Firefox? What is
reported by 'xrdb -query | grep dpi'? What is reported by 'kcmshell4
xserver'? Is there still a KDE problem? If so, exactly what?
You might want to try asking on the opensuse-kde and/or opensuse-xorg mailing
lists for opensuse-specific help. See also:
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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