Bad fonts in GTK applications in Kubuntu 6.10

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Thu Aug 2 23:37:19 BST 2007

On 2007/08/02 10:22 (GMT+0100) Basil Fowler apparently typed:

> I have an annoying, but not serious, problem with certain applications running 
> in Kubuntu 6.10.

> The applications concerned are Electric Eyes, Alsaplayer, and Audacity. As I 
> understand the matter, these applications use the GTK widget set.

> When I open any menu, the items are displayed in a large bitmapped 
> Hevetica-type font (about 18 point), that is rather ugly. Previously, I have 
> installed Electric Eyes in various versions of other distros (SuSE, Mandriva, 
> Vector) and the appearance has always been clean and tidy, with the font 
> being approximately 12 point with nicely rounded corners.

> I am sure that the cure is a matter of a simple adjustment somewhere, but 
> what? 

Sounds like you may be experiencing a DPI consistency problem.

1-What does 'xdpyinfo | grep resolution' report?
2-What does 'xrdb -query | grep dpi' report?
3-What if any DPI is set in gnome-control-center?
4-What is your screen resolution?
5-What is your display size?
6-What if any DPI is set in KDE Control Center?

You may find a solution via:
"   It is impossible to rightly govern the world without
God and the Bible."                    George Washington

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata  ***
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