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Re: DPI setting

On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 08:30:53AM +0200, Felix C. Stegerman wrote:
> * Digby Tarvin <digbyt@acm.org> [2006-04-30 23:50]:
> > On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 11:22:27PM +0200, MC5686@mclink.it wrote:
> ...
> > > I have a debian installation and I use a relatively high resolution
> > > monitor (1600x1200).  It works fine but it is convinced I have 75x75
> > > DPI, so everything is *very* small.  Real resolution is about
> > > 110x110 DPI.  How can I convince xorg X server to use another
> > > setting?
> <...>
> > In theory a 'DisplaySize' entry in the monitor section of your
> > xorg.conf file should do it (see xorg.conf(1)) However I tried it
> > myself a couple of days ago on my Debian Etch system <...> and
> > couldn't get it to work.
> <...>
> > Let me know if you have better luck. If anyone has any idea what might
> > be going wrong, please let me know.
> Hi,
> Depending on how you start X, you may be starting it with the -dpi
> option. (my gdm.conf uses: `X -dpi 96')
> AFAIK, this will override any DisplaySize settings in xorg.conf.

That was it! - except it was in /usr/share/gdm/defaults.conf not
/etc/gdm/gdm.con, which is why I missed it..

Beats me why a display manager would think that it had a better idea
of the screen resolution than the X server, but its fixed now.

Digby R. S. Tarvin                                          digbyt(at)digbyt.com

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