Originally Posted by wearetheborg
I also had to add the following to ~/.Xresources
Then rebooted, now KDE is seems to be 96 dpi (everything smaller).
However xdpyinfo |grep dots still gives 131x132
Well that or (since we are messing with /etc/X11/xdm:)
change /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources instead.
(not sure if this is picked up if running kde/gnome - non-xdm(kdm/gdm) display managers???)
In xorg.conf, you can also change to system wide by doing this:
(in monitor section)
DisplaySize 336 252 # 96 DPI @ 1280x960
DisplaySize 337.5 270.0 # 96 @ 1280 x 1024
this is subject to changing, though, if you change the resolution... (Alt+Ctrl+PLUS or Minus +/-)
Now if you use KDE with KDM like me, I finally figured out what to change:
put "-dpi 96"
on the end of ServerArgsLocal (not ServerCmd):
ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -dpi 96
this for more info.
Also on this site check: Making fonts look nice.
For info on KDE changes see:
Control Fonts in X
and Mozilla DPI issues
Hope this helps someone!