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using redhat 8.0, most applications run well and appear normal.
openoffice (and star office) opens with the font-size in menus
>10x too big, document fonts are also very large. Nearly
impossible to use OO menus since each expanded menu item
fills the screen (a 292x229mm CRT).
based on earlier searches I modified font path and Monitor
DisplaySize in /etc/X11/XF86Config; but after reboot this seems
to have no effect on any application (e.g. tried doubling DisplaySize, no change).
Tried changing the default FontPath from "unix/:7100" to a
list of fonts available in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/, that also
seemed to have no impact on anything!
The Redhat XF86Config file contains this comment:
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
Haven't found any further clues to this in Redhat documention. Is it relevent here? If so, where should I look?
I think OpenOffice has its own scheme for font size and menus and stuff. Run OpenOffice, and look in Tools->Options->OpenOffice->View for an option called "Scale" - see if changing that makes a difference.
I'm getting this problem too. I know where I need to get to to fix the scaling problem and can navigate to the tools menu by slowly enlarging the width of the window then shifting it left off the screen. However, I cant make the screen taller in the same way so I can't get to the option!!!!!
Does anyone know of a way to navigate "Blind" to the option using a key sequence?
Glad it worked for you. I've tried this before, and tried putting different
values for DisplaySize in the Monitor section; but it has no apparent
effect on my system. I don't know where RH is really getting the display