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I just installed the Nvidia Drivers on my Mandrake 10.0 system, and all went well, until I restarted X. Now all my text is very small (just looks like lines actually) and I have no idea what went wrong or how to fix it. Anyone have any ideas? If I open a terminal I'm OK, but anywhere else text appears to be either 1 pixel tall, or is perhaps 'greeked' (I don't know if KDE will do that is text gets below a certain size?) Which makes navigating through the menu to see if I just need to update the configs somewhere very hard, since I can't read them.
OK, it is definitely very small (and not font files missing) , if I open Mozilla I can resize the text there with Control + about 4 or 5 times to make it readable. But the menus are still too small to read.
I find that with the latest NVIDIA driver installed, X usually starts up with a resolution of 86x84dpi, but occasionally with a resolution of 75x75dpi (which leads to small fonts). AFAIR, according to the NVIDIA driver README you can fix this by adding a line to the X config file; I fixed it by slapping "-dpi 75" onto the X server startup command to get 75x75dpi always.
Well, I should have RTFM. The answer was right in the help file from Nvidia, about a third of the way down. The problem was my display size was wrong. It thought it was over 1300 mm tall, when it is actually about 241 mm tall. Thanks guys, this was kind of fun, I hope this thread helps someone else.