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Old 02-21-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
stringchopper
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Question post nvidia install - small fonts / incorrect resolution HDMI


Hello All

First, I have researched this, but haven't found any satisfactory solved threads or google searches that I can understand, since I'm a bit of a newb.

After installing the nvidia driver, my fonts in KDE are really small (but the Dolphin folder icons are really big). Text files opened in KWrite are hard to read. Also, when I start up, the console fonts are huge - with the nouveau driver, there was a point on boot that the screen would have a much better resolution, but that doesn't happen now.

I'm not sure where to start, and appreciate any help.

I did read a post that there is a problem with monitor EDID's and graphic card communication - in setting the proper resolution. While the person who commented offered his xorg.conf as an example, I wasn't sure (confident) in using his additions to xorg.conf (since his monitor is a different monitor). But there was a technical link about the EDID problem given -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extende...ification_data


Some facts:

Code:
slackware 14.0
driver:    nvidia-driver 310.19
monitor:   32" vizio monitor, hdmi (1080p standard resolution = 1920x1080)
card:      "GeForce GT 440" (with HDMI output)
I don't use a Display Manager. I boot up, log in as user, and startx and KDE starts. Prior to installing nvidia, I didn't have an xorg.conf file, but resolutions seemed to look good (while video playback was a bit choppy with nouveau)

Here are some files that may help someone to help me.

Xorg.conf
Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 310.19  (root@goldware)  Thu Feb 21 11:28:52 EST 2013

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 310.19  (root@goldware)  Thu Feb 21 11:29:02 EST 2013

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "VIZ M320NV"
    HorizSync       31.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 77.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GT 440"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "Stereo" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Xorg.0.log
Code:
_   344.898 
X.Org X Server 1.12.3
Release Date: 2012-07-09
_   344.898 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
_   344.899 Build Operating System: Slackware 14.0 Slackware Linux Project
_   344.899 Current Operating System: Linux goldware 3.2.29-smp #1 SMP Mon Sep 17 13:02:10 CDT 2012 i686
_   344.899 Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Slackware ro root=812 vt.default_utf8=0
_   344.899 Build Date: 23 August 2012  02:27:55PM
_   344.899  
_   344.899 Current version of pixman: 0.26.2
_   344.900 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
_   344.900 Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
_   344.901 (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Feb 21 11:53:56 2013
_   344.980 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
_   344.980 (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
_   345.035 (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
_   345.035 (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
_   345.035 (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
_   345.054 (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
_   345.054 (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
_   345.054 (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
_   345.054 (**) Option "Xinerama" "0"
_   345.054 (==) Automatically adding devices
_   345.054 (==) Automatically enabling devices
_   345.107 (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/local" does not exist.
_   345.107 	Entry deleted from font path.
_   345.107 (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/CID" does not exist.
_   345.107_ 	Entry deleted from font path.
_   345.107_ (**) FontPath set to:
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/,
	/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/,
	/usr/share/fonts/TTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/OTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic
_   345.107_ (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
_   345.107_ (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
_   345.107_ (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
_   345.107_ (WW) Disabling Mouse0
_   345.107_ (II) Loader magic: 0x821ea00
_   345.107_ (II) Module ABI versions:
_   345.107_ 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
_   345.107_ 	X.Org Video Driver: 12.0
_   345.107_ 	X.Org XInput driver : 16.0
_   345.107_ 	X.Org Server Extension : 6.0
_   345.108_ (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0de0:196e:0825 rev 161, Mem @ 0xfb000000/16777216, 0xb0000000/268435456, 0xce000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00009f00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288
_   345.108_ (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
_   345.108_ (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
_   345.143_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
_   345.151_ (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   345.151_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.0.0
_   345.151_ 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
_   345.151_ 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension DPMS
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension XVideo
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension X-Resource
_   345.151_ (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
_   345.151_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
_   345.151_ (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   345.151_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.0.0
_   345.151_ 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
_   345.151_ 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
_   345.151_ (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
_   345.151_ (II) LoadModule: "glx"
_   345.151_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
_   346.100_ (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
_   346.100_ 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
_   346.100_ 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
_   346.100_ (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  310.19  Wed Nov  7 23:42:11 PST 2012
_   346.100_ (II) Loading extension GLX
_   346.100_ (II) LoadModule: "record"
_   346.100_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
_   346.110_ (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   346.110_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.13.0
_   346.110_ 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
_   346.110_ 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
_   346.110_ (II) Loading extension RECORD
_   346.110_ (II) LoadModule: "dri"
_   346.110_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
_   346.131_ (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   346.131_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.0.0
_   346.131_ 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
_   346.131_ (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
_   346.131_ (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
_   346.131_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
_   346.131_ (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   346.131_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.2.0
_   346.131_ 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
_   346.131_ (II) Loading extension DRI2
_   346.131_ (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
_   346.166_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
_   346.268_ (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
_   346.268_ 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
_   346.268_ 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
_   346.315_ (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  310.19  Wed Nov  7 23:23:35 PST 2012
_   346.315_ (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
_   346.324_ (--) using VT number 7

_   346.336_ (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
_   346.336_ (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
_   346.336_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
_   346.338_ (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   346.338_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.0.0
_   346.338_ 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
_   346.338_ (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
_   346.338_ (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
_   346.338_ (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
_   346.350_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
_   346.350_ (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
_   346.350_ (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
_   346.350_ (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
_   346.350_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "Stereo" "0"
_   346.351_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Stereo disabled by request
_   346.351_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "MetaModes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
_   346.351_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 2D acceleration
_   347.011_ (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (VIZ M320NV (DFP-1)) does not support NVIDIA 3D Vision
_   347.011_ (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     stereo.
_   347.028_ (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce GT 440 (GF108) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
_   347.028_ (--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 1048576 kBytes
_   347.028_ (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 70.08.45.00.51
_   347.028_ (II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): Valid display device(s) on GeForce GT 440 at PCI:1:0:0
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0):     CRT-0
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0):     CRT-1
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-0
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0):     VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) (connected)
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): CRT-1: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: Internal Single Link TMDS
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): VIZ M320NV (DFP-1): 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
_   347.030_ (--) NVIDIA(0): VIZ M320NV (DFP-1): Internal Single Link TMDS
_   347.030_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
_   347.030_ (**) NVIDIA(0):     device VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) (Using EDID frequencies has been
_   347.030_ (**) NVIDIA(0):     enabled on all display devices.)
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid HorizSync range (31.000-70.000 kHz) would exclude
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's HorizSync (27.0 kHz); ignoring HorizSync check
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for mode "1920x1080".
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid VertRefresh range (50.000-77.000 Hz) would exclude
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's VertRefresh (24.0 Hz); ignoring VertRefresh
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     check for mode "1920x1080".
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "720x576" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid HorizSync range (31.000-70.000 kHz) would exclude
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's HorizSync (15.6 kHz); ignoring HorizSync check
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for mode "720x576".
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid HorizSync range (31.000-70.000 kHz) would exclude
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's HorizSync (28.1 kHz); ignoring HorizSync check
_   347.031_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for mode "1920x1080".
_   347.033_ (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated MetaModes:
_   347.033_ (II) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select+0+0"
_   347.033_ (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1920 x 1080
_   347.059_ (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (69, 70); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
_   347.059_ (--) NVIDIA(0):     option
_   347.059_ (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
_   347.060_ (II) NVIDIA: Using 1024.00 MB of virtual memory for indirect memory
_   347.060_ (II) NVIDIA:     access.
_   347.064_ (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select+0+0"
_   347.119_ (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
_   347.209_ (==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
_   347.209_ (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
_   347.209_ (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
_   347.210_ (**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
_   347.210_ (II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
_   347.210_ (II) Loading extension XINERAMA
_   347.210_ (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
_   347.210_ (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
_   347.210_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
_   347.210_ (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   347.210_ 	compiled for 1.12.3, module version = 1.2.0
_   347.210_ 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
_   347.210_ (II) NVIDIA(0): _DRI2_ Setup complete
_   347.210_ (II) NVIDIA(0): _DRI2]   VDPAU driver: nvidia
_   347.210_ (--) RandR disabled
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
_   347.211_ (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
_   347.214_ (II) Initializing extension GLX
_   347.745_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2)
_   347.745_ (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
_   347.745_ (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
_   347.745_ (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
_   347.763_ (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
_   347.788_ (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
_   347.788_ 	compiled for 1.12.1, module version = 2.7.0
_   347.788_ 	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
_   347.788_ 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 16.0
_   347.788_ (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
_   347.788_ (**) Power Button: always reports core events
_   347.788_ (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
_   347.788_ (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
_   347.788_ (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
_   347.788_ (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
_   347.788_ (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input2/event2"
_   347.788_ (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 6)
_   347.788_ (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
_   347.788_ (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
_   347.788_ (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
_   347.788_ (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
_   347.821_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event1)
_   347.821_ (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
_   347.821_ (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
_   347.821_ (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
_   347.821_ (**) Power Button: always reports core events
_   347.821_ (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
_   347.821_ (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
_   347.821_ (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
_   347.821_ (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
_   347.821_ (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input1/event1"
_   347.821_ (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 7)
_   347.821_ (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
_   347.821_ (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
_   347.821_ (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
_   347.821_ (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
_   347.822_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9 (/dev/input/event6)
_   347.822_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.822_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.822_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8 (/dev/input/event7)
_   347.822_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.822_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.822_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7 (/dev/input/event8)
_   347.822_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.822_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.822_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3 (/dev/input/event9)
_   347.822_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.822_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.823_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel Headphone (/dev/input/event3)
_   347.823_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.823_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.823_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse (/dev/input/event0)
_   347.823_ (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
_   347.823_ (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse'
_   347.823_ (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: always reports core events
_   347.823_ (**) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
_   347.823_ (--) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Vendor 0x46d Product 0xc03f
_   347.823_ (--) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found 8 mouse buttons
_   347.823_ (--) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
_   347.823_ (--) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found relative axes
_   347.823_ (--) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
_   347.823_ (II) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Configuring as mouse
_   347.823_ (II) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Adding scrollwheel support
_   347.823_ (**) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
_   347.823_ (**) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
_   347.823_ (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.0/input/input0/event0"
_   347.823_ (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" (type: MOUSE, id 8)
_   347.823_ (II) evdev: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
_   347.824_ (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
_   347.824_ (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
_   347.824_ (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
_   347.824_ (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
_   347.824_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse (/dev/input/mouse0)
_   347.824_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.824_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.824_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000 (/dev/input/event4)
_   347.824_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
_   347.824_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
_   347.825_ (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000'
_   347.825_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: always reports core events
_   347.825_ (**) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
_   347.825_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Vendor 0x45e Product 0x730
_   347.825_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found keys
_   347.825_ (II) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Configuring as keyboard
_   347.825_ (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.0/input/input4/event4"
_   347.825_ (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000" (type: KEYBOARD, id 9)
_   347.825_ (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
_   347.825_ (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
_   347.825_ (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
_   347.825_ (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
_   347.825_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000 (/dev/input/event5)
_   347.825_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
_   347.825_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
_   347.825_ (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000'
_   347.825_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: always reports core events
_   347.826_ (**) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Vendor 0x45e Product 0x730
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found 1 mouse buttons
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found scroll wheel(s)
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found relative axes
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found absolute axes
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found absolute multitouch axes
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found x and y absolute axes
_   347.826_ (--) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Found keys
_   347.826_ (II) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Configuring as mouse
_   347.826_ (II) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Configuring as keyboard
_   347.826_ (II) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: Adding scrollwheel support
_   347.826_ (**) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
_   347.826_ (**) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
_   347.826_ (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.1/input/input5/event5"
_   347.826_ (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000" (type: KEYBOARD, id 10)
_   347.826_ (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
_   347.826_ (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
_   347.826_ (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
_   347.826_ (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
_   347.826_ (II) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: initialized for relative axes.
_   347.826_ (WW) evdev: Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: ignoring absolute axes.
_   347.826_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
_   347.826_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: (accel) acceleration profile 0
_   347.826_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
_   347.826_ (**) Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
_   347.827_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device Microsoft Microsoft® Digital Media Keyboard 3000 (/dev/input/js0)
_   347.827_ (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
_   347.827_ (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
_   347.827_ (II) config/udev: Adding input device HD Webcam C525 (/dev/input/event10)
_   347.827_ (**) HD Webcam C525: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
_   347.827_ (**) HD Webcam C525: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
_   347.827_ (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'HD Webcam C525'
_   347.827_ (**) HD Webcam C525: always reports core events
_   347.827_ (**) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Device: "/dev/input/event10"
_   347.827_ (--) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Vendor 0x46d Product 0x826
_   347.827_ (--) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Found keys
_   347.827_ (II) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Configuring as keyboard
_   347.827_ (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-6/2-6:1.2/input/input10/event10"
_   347.827_ (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "HD Webcam C525" (type: KEYBOARD, id 11)
_   347.827_ (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
_   347.827_ (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
_   347.827_ (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
_   347.827_ (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
_   391.845_ (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (VIZ M320NV (DFP-1)) does not support NVIDIA 3D Vision
_   391.845_ (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     stereo.
_   391.845_ (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
_   391.845_ (**) NVIDIA(0):     device VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) (Using EDID frequencies has been
_   391.845_ (**) NVIDIA(0):     enabled on all display devices.)
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid HorizSync range (31.000-70.000 kHz) would exclude
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's HorizSync (27.0 kHz); ignoring HorizSync check
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for mode "1920x1080".
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid VertRefresh range (50.000-77.000 Hz) would exclude
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's VertRefresh (24.0 Hz); ignoring VertRefresh
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     check for mode "1920x1080".
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "720x576" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid HorizSync range (31.000-70.000 kHz) would exclude
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's HorizSync (15.6 kHz); ignoring HorizSync check
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for mode "720x576".
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for VIZ M320NV (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     valid HorizSync range (31.000-70.000 kHz) would exclude
_   391.846_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this mode's HorizSync (28.1 kHz); ignoring HorizSync check
_   391.847_ (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for mode "1920x1080".
 
Old 02-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Well, I got KDE and apps and fonts to look right by starting x manually, which I always do anyway, with

Code:
startx -- -dpi 96
Note: for anyone experiencing the same issue, and suffering with tiny fonts while reading this post: there is another dash after the first two and before "dpi"... so "-- -dpi 96" (just select and copy it).

So, although everything looks nice, I'm going to keep this as unsolved for a few days, just to make sure things work out, and I'll monitor my Xorg.0.log and try to figure out a few things there.

A question I still have is why does xdpyinfo show this:
Code:
root@mymachine:/home/me# xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot       
  dimensions:    1920x1080 pixels (508x286 millimeters)
  resolution:    96x96 dots per inch
I'm assuming 286mm is the physical height of my screen(?), but that works out to only 11 inches, and the height of my monitor screen is somewhere around 15 (no ruler on hand, measuring with old-school tactics )
 
Old 02-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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After installing the nvidia driver, my fonts in KDE are really small (but the Dolphin folder icons are really big).
In KDE, you can set your fonts using System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Fonts
In Dolphin, the folder icon size is adjusted using the slider bar in the lower right corner.
Quote:
Text files opened in KWrite are hard to read.
This may be due to your antialiasing settings. A good place to start is your monitor manual, to find the pixel layout (probably RGB). Then in KDE, System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Fonts try Use anti-aliasing -> Enabled and Configure to try combinations of pixel layout and hinting. Once you know the settings you like, you may prefer to set KDE back to Use anti-aliasing -> System Settings, and make system wide settings by creating symlinks in /etc/fonts/conf.d/ to files in /etc/fonts/conf.avail/
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Also, when I start up, the console fonts are huge
Font size at startup initially depend on the setting for vga=<> in /etc/lilo.conf. You can use 'vga=ask' to get a list of modes available on your system. If you do this, remember that you will need to re-run lilo.
During boot, the kernel switches to using KMS. The resolution then depends on the kernel parameter 'video=<xres>x<yres>' which can be supplied as a parameter in the append line in lilo.conf. For additional information on the video= kernel parameter, look at /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/modedb.txt
 
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Same thing here with an nVidia card connected to an HDTV via HDMI. I fixed it by adding this in the Monitor section of xorg.conf:
Code:
    Option "DPI" "100 x 100"
 
Old 02-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Same thing here with an nVidia card connected to an HDTV via HDMI. I fixed it by adding this in the Monitor section of xorg.conf:
Code:
    Option "DPI" "100 x 100"
I did something similar just now to the xorg.conf file, because "startx -- -dpi 96" in the console is a bit cumbersome.

Per the Arch Wiki at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...g_DPI_manually I added both of the following, first one to the Monitor section and the second to the Device section:

Monitor
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier             "Monitor0"
    Option                 "DPI" "96 x 96"
EndSection
Device
Code:
Option              "UseEdidDpi" "False"
Option              "DPI" "96 x 96"
But, it wasn't clear to me if I was supposed to add the DPI to one OR the other, or both.

After rebooting, KDE informs me that it detected that one or more devices were removed and asks me if I want KDE to permanently forget about these devices - which include my HD Webcam (USB Audio) and my onboard HDA Intel sound card (ALC882 Analog). I didn't get this problem when using "startx -- -dpi 96" from the command line. Xorg.0.log shows that Xorg finds the webcam

Code:
[   337.760] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HD Webcam C525 (/dev/input/event5)
[   337.760] (**) HD Webcam C525: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[   337.760] (**) HD Webcam C525: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[   337.760] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'HD Webcam C525'
[   337.760] (**) HD Webcam C525: always reports core events
[   337.760] (**) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
[   337.760] (--) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Vendor 0x46d Product 0x826
[   337.760] (--) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Found keys
[   337.760] (II) evdev: HD Webcam C525: Configuring as keyboard
[   337.760] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-6/2-6:1.2/input/input5/event5"
[   337.760] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "HD Webcam C525" (type: KEYBOARD, id 11)
[   337.760] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[   337.760] (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
[   337.760] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[   337.760] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
It's configuring it as a keyboard, which is strange to me, but it was doing that before, so it's at least consistent.


Is the "100 x 100" something specific for your monitor? Am I free to use whatever DPI I want?

@allend - thanks for the info, especially the startup settings in LILO. I'll work on these. Regarding font settings in KDE, I tried this on a previous Arch Linux installation, where I (apparently) had the same problem but hadn't yet discovered the DPI setting in xorg.conf (or passed to startx). I could never get the fonts to look quite right after fiddling with it for hours, installing extra fonts, etc.

With "folder icons" in Dolphin, I should have been more explicit. I was referring to the sidebar folders, or the "Places Panel". Right now, with 96 x 96 in xorg.conf, they appear as they did before nvidia installation.
 
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Is the "100 x 100" something specific for your monitor? Am I free to use whatever DPI I want?
Nope, I thought it looked better. You can use any DPI you like.
 
Old 02-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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Both KDE and Xfce have an entry in their settings for correcting the DPI. Usually I have to set it to 96 with NVidia proprietary drivers.
 
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I really don't like the idea of forcing the DPI to a false value. If it doesn't truly reflect your screen's physical DPI then any UI scaling that an application does will be based on false assumptions - not that many gui application developers give much consideration to such things as catering for different dpi values, so it may be a moot point.
 
  


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