[mythtv-users] X Resolution
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu May 4 19:58:24 EDT 2006
On 05/04/2006 01:33 PM, Roshan Sembacuttiaratchy wrote:
>On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 06:08:14AM -0700, Ed O'Brien scribbled:
>>Video playback and Myth menus (due to their large fonts) look great,
>>but if I drop to my X GUI and try to read the type in my shell or if I
>>try to browse the web via Firefox, the text is small and unreadable.
>>My question is, is there any way to run the X GUI in a lower
>>resolution (i.e. bigger everything) while still utilizing the full
>>1920x1080 for the Myth GUI?
>> The other option would be to keep the 1920x1080 resolution, but
>> change some parameter that would drastically increase the default
>> font size throughout the GUI and any apps launched. (such as a shell
>> or firefox.) I'd appreciate any tips on how to do this, because I'm
>> not sure.
See http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/200109#200109 and
>I think your X DPI setting is not set accurately. What I would suggest
>is the following:
> * Terminate any running xdm/gdm/kdm, and X along with it.
> * Start X with the following command, and see whether the fonts are
> more legible:
> startx -- -dpi 96
> * If the font size in X apps is too small, increase the DPI value
> and try again.
> * When you're satisfied with the font size, run the following command
> from a shell:
> xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
> The output on my system says: 1680x1050 (445x278 millimeters)
> * Note down these millimeter values, and make a corresponding entry in
> your xorg.conf file's "Monitor" section.
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Monitor0"
> DisplaySize 445 278
> * Restart X, and your X app fonts should work fine. You'll have to
> fiddle with Myth's font sizes to get them just right, but at least
> it's confined to Myth now, and your other apps are legible. :-)
If it's a dedicated Myth box, you /must/ run at 100 x 100 DPI or your
themes will not work properly (which means you will have to fix all your
themes or live with out-of-alignment text and graphics).
Note, also, that the OP didn't provide enough information to know how to
set the DPI for his/her X server. If using NVIDIA drivers, see
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