Apologies - i know there are other threads about this, but none of their advice made any difference to this problem:
I have just installed Mandrake 10 on a PC with a celeron 333 and 256MB of RAM. The gfx card is old (virge s3 I think), so when configuring I set all the options to dead low, possibly a mistake.
In certain applications fonts are far too small. In xchat and computer setup for example. They are about a milimetre high. Menus and many other things are fine - eg web browsing and word proccesing.
Other people seem to have had a similar issue so I followed the advice that was given to them. I started by installing the 100dpi fonts package and configuring it. This made no difference. I then edited the line in xserver which sets the dpi, also to no avail. Im really quite stuck with this - any help would be much appreciated - even just info on how to use GNOME instead
(its installed but during install I set it up to use KDE, Id like to give GNOME a go, because Iv read that it doesnt have this issue.