Problem with erratic font sizes
Robert Black Eagle
rbe at flash.net
Tue Dec 24 09:26:03 GMT 2002
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On Monday 23 December 2002 3:38 pm, Pam R wrote:
> On Monday 23 December 2002 19:34, Rainer Wirtz wrote:
> > Am Montag, 23. Dezember 2002 08:23 schrieb Chris Arrowood:
> > > I have noticed some strange behaviour lately. I do not know if
> > > this is a KDE problem or an X problem. Any input you can provide
> > > on this would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > Often (but not always) when I login to KDE the first time after
> > > booting my fonts are very small. I'll adjust them and move on.
> > > However, when I restart X and log in next time (with out
> > > rebooting) my fonts are much bigger and I'll have to size them
> > > back. I thought that maybe X was just starting in different
> > > resolutions but xvidtune confirmed that the resolution was the
> > > same in both cases. (Is there an altrernative way besides
> > > xvidtune to determine for sure what resolution I am in?)
> > There was a discussion on this recently on alt.os.linux.suse.
> > Search www://groups.google.com for "Small fonts on kde startup"
> Could be because X tries to read the screen dimensions from the
> monitor on startup and calculates the dpi from that. If it can't get
> the dimensions for any reason (bad monitor or just because the
> monitor isn't up and running at the time) it seems to default to
> 75dpi. The 'fix' is to specify the screen dimensions in the "Monitor"
> section of XF86Config by including a line like DisplaySize 320 240
> The dimensions are in mm. and those shown here are for a 17" screen.
Better might be to move the 100dpi resolution to the top of the list in
Robert Black Eagle
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