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Old 01-03-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Slack 11.0 Font Size Problem


I decided to re-install my Slackware in PC with 11.0 and everything worked perfectly until i tried to install the latest NVidia driver. I managed to install it, but when i start the graphical screen (after editing the xorg.conf to use nvidia driver instead of vesa), the font size is HUGE. I tried to set
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DisplaySize 360 270
in xorg.conf, but the font is still big. When i changed it into nv, it will work normally. I got the value by using nv as the driver and then run xdpyinfo in terminal.

I also want to have 72 Hz as my refresh rate, but after taking several tries in xorg.conf, i couldn't pass 60Hz, but i'm sure that my monitor is able to pass this, since i managed to do that in my previous installation of Slackware, but i forgot to backup the configuration of my xorg.conf file.

Any tips on how to fix this issues?

Thanks Before
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hmm..

How exactly did you install the nVidia drivers? Did you not run the install script, which writes an xorg.conf file for you? I ask this because you say that you manually edited the xorg.conf file after installing the nVidia driver, which I believe is unnecessary if you let the installer do its job.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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I had the same thing happen with font sizes after upgrading the nvidia drivers. I run my boxes in run level 3 so it was easy enough to take care of by starting X with:
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startx -- -dpi 96
 
Old 01-04-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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I usually edit the xorg manually, since it only changing vesa into nvidia.

Well, i'm going to try use your suggestion and let the script do their job.

Thanks for the suggestion
 
Old 01-04-2007, 12:02 PM   #5
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If you put: Option "IgnoreEdid" "true" in xorg.conf for the nvidia driver it will use the settings you specify, such as DisplaySize, rather than taking the settings from the EDID of the device.

It might be better to go the other way, let the EDID describe the screen and adjust your fonts accordingly when using the nvidia driver, then if you sometimes use the nv driver force it to use your fonts by specifying DisplaySize there.

I got into this issue because I sometimes boot a "barebones" kernel that doesn't have module support, and for it I have to use the nv driver.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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i tried startx -- -xpi 96, but the fonts are still big, so i tried to reduce it into 72, and the refresh rate dropped to 50 Hz

will try the IgnoreEdid option later on

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