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Bug#276933: Debian configuration should always ask for monitor physical size



retitle 276933 xserver-xfree86: [debconf] want Advanced monitor configuration to prompt for DisplaySize
severity 276933 wishlist
tag 276933 + moreinfo
thanks

On Sun, Oct 17, 2004 at 06:38:06PM +0300, Paul Pogonyshev wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8
> Severity: minor
> 
> When using ``advanced'' mode of configuring monitor, the configuration
> script (`dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86') doesn't ask for monitor
> physical size.  Because of this, I had very small default fonts.  While
> they are configurable in most places, this is still annoying and, for
> instance, font size at login screen is not configurable (to the best of
> my knowledge.)
> 
> As a workaround, I manually added ``DisplaySize ...'' string in
> `/etc/X11/XF86Config-4'.
> 
> I suggest that Debian configuration asks for monitor size in addition
> to vertical and horizontal sync frequency.

Just FYI, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about this.  I'd like to see
how the recent discussion of DPI and font sizes in X[1] is resolved.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2004/12/msg00059.html
    Message-id: <20041205012750.GD31789@dumbterm.net>

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