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Re: Debian with HiDPI / 4K displays



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On 10/08/15 23:29, Simon Kainz wrote:
> 
> 
> Am 2015-08-09 um 09:22 schrieb Vincent Bernat:
>> ❦  8 août 2015 18:11 -0700, Josh Triplett
>> <josh@joshtriplett.org> :
> 
>>> This handles the majority of programs I use.  A few notable 
>>> exceptions: gitk scales up some but not all of its fonts 
>>> (reported as a bug), Celestia's and stellarium's in-rendering 
>>> text (reported as bugs), old X utilities like 
>>> xcalc/xconsole/xedit/xdvi/xmag/xman/xmessage (not really worth 
>>> reporting, better to replace them with modern tools), and 
>>> anything that relies heavily on toolbars like 
>>> gimp/inkscape/audacity (tools and other UI elements not scaled 
>>> up, since they don't use text; unfortunate but expected, as
>>> they don't have non-integer scaling).
> 
>> I don't have any such problems with Gimp and Inkscape and
>> Xft/DPI set to 144 (both through xrdb and XSETTINGS). All GTK
>> apps are behaving correctly, notably Gimp and Inkscape. It seems
>> GTK is doing complex stuff to determine the scaling to be
>> applied, so many things may influence it. Other apps fail to
>> understand how GTK works and try to emulate it by piling hacks
>> together (notably Chromium).
> 
>> I could show you at Debconf to spot a configuration difference.
> 
> I am also very interested in this (at Debconf), as i own a MacBook
> Pro running Jessie with no problems so far, except some very tiny 
> checkboxes/radiobuttons in firefox and tiny buttons in
> gimp/inkscape.
> 
> Is there probably a Debian/HiDPI wiki/website with information
> about how to set up specific apps under specific Desktop
> Environments?
> 

I just created a page where people could copy in some of the details
from this thread:

https://wiki.debian.org/MonitorDPI


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