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Re: Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:26:18PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> See my 1st message to this thread.


With respect to your question re HiDPI displays and Xfce, I'm using
Xfce4 from Debian Testing on a Lenovo T540p with 3k screen, and
setting things up was fairly straight forward.  I got most of what I
needed by setting Custom DPI Setting in Settings -> Appearance ->
Fonts -> DPI.

The main pain point that I've had is that Google Chrome doesn't
support HiDPI very well.  I've manually adjusted the zoom level which
mostly compensates almost everything except the buttons on the
toolbar, but that's a problem which is independent of the desktop
environment, and won't be fixed until Aura support for Linux

[1] https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=143619

So that's my experience with Xfce and HiDPI displays; at least for
this hacker, it was orders of magnitude less painful than dealing with
GNOME.  :-)


						- Ted

P.S.  I don't have the double suspend problem; it looks like these
days, xfce4-power-manager doesn't do any suspending at all, and it's
all handled by systemd.  So the main pain point there was not waiting
suspend on lid close when I was on AC power.  I found the following
which worked around the issue for me (except that I haven't been able
to make the udev rules work, but I don't mind running
/usr/local/bin/suspend-prevent by hand when I go on and off AC mains.)


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