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Setting DPI (was: Monitor question)

On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 13:39:40 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Ma, 28 dec 10, 09:13:00, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
>> I don't know how exactly it is done, but Linux takes into account the
>> actual size of the display (which is reported along its supported
>> resolutions) and not only the resolution to determine font sizes (and
>> maybe icon sizes or other dimensions of the visual UI, but I have not
>> experimented with that). So you get reasonably easy to read (for people
>> with good eyesight, at least) fonts at all displays, at all
>> resolutions. Under WinXP, if you use a high resolution, you get tiny
>> fonts.
> Am I the only one experiencing this?
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23705
> (Summary: Xorg forces 96 DPI and it is impossible to change it)

Wow, how bad :-(

I don't see any advantadge of having a fixed DPI. 
> Ok, it doesn't happen with the non-free nvidia driver (and possibly also
> not with fglrx), but I expected a lot more people to use free drivers
> here.

I am using a VM (virtuablox) which has its own Xorg driver and hopefully 
still can change the dpi at my convenience :-)



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