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I have been trying to change my res to 75 dpi for awhile now, and ive run out of ideas. I recently upgraded mandrake 9.1 to 9.2, and afterwards the fonts got really small. eventually i realized that the 75 dpi fonts are probably the issue, so i checked to see if the 100 dpi fonts were installed (they were), and went to edit my /etc/X11/fs/config file to load 100 dpi fonts. I restarted the font server and X, and no change. "xdpyinfo | grep dots" still gives me "75x75 dots per inch", and my fonts are still small. somebody please help me, cause i have run out of ideas (and cant find anything anywhere besides what i already tried).
Here is my config file as it stands now:
# Default font server configuration file for Mandrake Linux workstation
# allow a max of 10 clients to connect to this font server
client-limit = 10
# when a font server reaches its limit, start up a new one
clone-self = on
# alternate font servers for clients to use
#alternate-servers = foo:7101,bar:7102
# where to look for fonts
catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
# in 12 points, decipoints
default-point-size = 120
# 100 x 100 and 75 x 75
# default-resolutions = 75,75,100,100
default-resolutions = 100,100,75,75
# use lazy loading on 16 bit (usually Asian) fonts
deferglyphs = 16
# how to log errors
use-syslog = on
# don't listen to TCP ports by default for security reasons
no-listen = tcp
...and the solution... :-)
BTW, this is a double-post (also in Linux-General), because as i was searching the net I stumbled upon this posting of mine (from awhile back) in some high-up google results...so here is how I solved this issue (the double-post is intended to help those who stumble upon this from google).
here it goes:
after weeks of searching the net and posting this question here repeatedly, I FINALLY FOUND MY ANSWER!!! This whats best about linux - this feeling...when you finally solve a problem. So here was my solution just in case anyone has this trouble:
Edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers as root.
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/XSomething
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/XSomething -dpi 100
You need to restart for this to work.
Thats it...im a newbie, but if im correct what this does is change the default dpi of the LOGIN screen to 100 dpi. This is why i was having seemingly random shifts between 75 and 100 dpi depending on how i logged in and out...
Thanks to all who would have helped... :-) God I am so glad now...