[mythtv-users] large fonts and chopped letters
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 13 01:59:26 UTC 2006
On 03/12/2006 07:57 PM, Rod Emerson wrote:
>>> I read some somewhere that this might have something to do with DPI
>>> settings is this right?
>> Definitely possible. You should have X set to use 100DPI (horizontal
>> and vertical) for best results. Look in your X log for something like:
>> (**) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
>> And, if it's not 100x100, you need to modify your DisplaySize in your X
>> config file.
> For what it's worth :
> # grep DPI /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> (==) VIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75)
== means it's using the default setting.
> # grep DisplaySize /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> DisplaySize 300 225
From the man page:
DisplaySize width height
This optional entry gives the width and height, in millimetres, of the
picture area of the monitor. If given this is used to calculate the
horizontal and vertical pitch (DPI) of the screen.
Therefore, since the DisplaySize is not being used to adjust your DPI
settings, you may have that in the wrong place in your config file (or
the Via drivers you're using may be broken). It needs to be in the
Monitor section (for the appropriate monitor, if you define multiple).
You should really fix your DPI before you start changing fonts, because
once you fix the DPI, the font sizes will be different.
Here are the proper values to use:
# DisplaySize width height
# For 1920x1080 at 100dpi (16:9)
# DisplaySize 487 274
# For 1280x720 at 100dpi (16:9)
# DisplaySize 325 182
# For 1280x1024 at 100dpi (5:4)
# DisplaySize 325 260
# For 1280x960 at 100dpi (4:3)
# DisplaySize 325 243
# For 1024x768 at 100dpi (4:3)
# DisplaySize 260 195
# For 800x600 at 100dpi (4:3)
# DisplaySize 203 153
# For 640x480 at 100dpi (4:3)
# DisplaySize 162 121
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