Large Start Font Size KDE 3.5 Slack v.12.0
As a newbie, I hesitate to do anything but absorb. In the matter of large fonts on the KDE desktop after installation of Slackware v. 12.0 (three different installs did this while two others did not - on the same PC - all updates to 12.0 by SlackPkg), I have chosen to open my trap and try to be helpful. This is because I have found no fix/workaround as concise and easy to perform as what I detail below.
Motherboard: Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8VM800M-775 w/PD 805 2.66Hz 1c CPU, VIAP4M800 VGA chpi set.
If on starting X11, using "startx" for the first time, the KDE desktop font size is VERY large, the following is a quick, and permanent fix that I found (by pure beginner's luck and using "Info" and "Help"!).
Ctrl-Alt-Del followed by Alt-E to exit the large KDE.
Then use (following 'from info startx'): "startx -- -dpi 75" to start KDE in readable form.
KMenu>Settings>Control Center>Appearance & Themes>Fonts
First I clicked on the Defaults button
Second, I used the "Force Fonts DPI" to choose 96 dpi( or something??)
Third, I used the "Apply" button
Finally I exited KDE and tested by using "startx" with no parameters.
It worked - finally - for me.
Perhaps also for the 'gimme' in you.
Sorry it took so long.
Hic Finis Est!
Last edited by fmonson; 12-31-2007 at 11:37 AM.