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Old 08-08-2005, 06:08 AM   #1
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Big font problem in KDE


Hi all,

When I installed a fresh copy of slackware last time I got a font problem in most applications where widgets, windows etc get these huge fonts. I remember that I found a quick and simple solution to this the first time but now, after making a new install, I have the same problem again and I can't find the post that helped me before. It's driving me maaaaaaaaad!

I've googled and searched this forum like a mad man but none of the suggestions that I have found works.

Basically I think that I need to change the dpi setting of the entire X.
Rightnow "xdpyinfo |grep resolution" gives me "resolution: 116x116 dots per inch" and this is way to high. I had an even higher resolution before I changed my xorg.config file and added DisplaySize.

In eg Firefox I can set the display resolution to 72dpi and then everything looks fine and dandy... but only in Firefox.

There has to be a global setting you can change somewhere... or rather I know there is one cause I've changed it before.

Can someone help me out here. Pleeeeeeeeeeaseeeee?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:42 PM   #2
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Allrighty then... I guess a "Wohoo!" would fit here because I f-i-n-a-l-l-y found the answer.
In case anyone else need to know....

In /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/Xservers
I changed the follwing line:

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X

and added "-dpi 75 -nolisten tcp" at the end to ":0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -dpi 75 -nolisten tcp"

Now everything looks the way I want again.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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Edit: realised you were newbie in name only. Silly me!

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Old 08-11-2005, 02:53 PM   #4
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I did this (mine's in /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers) but it didn't make a difference. I tried changing mine to 96, but when I run xpdyinfo | grep resolution, I still get 75x75 and the fonts don't appear any different. Why won't it change?
 
Old 11-27-2005, 11:42 PM   #5
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I have exactly the same problem that you had. I had even gotten the firefox dpi setting down to 72, but the other fonts were too big. Changing them in KDE did not help. The large fonts transfered over to fluxbox and the like.


Now, I have read your solution, but I do not have the file that you changed.

Quote:
Allrighty then... I guess a "Wohoo!" would fit here because I f-i-n-a-l-l-y found the answer.
In case anyone else need to know....

In /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/Xservers
I changed the follwing line:

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X

and added "-dpi 75 -nolisten tcp" at the end to ":0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -dpi 75 -nolisten tcp"

Now everything looks the way I want again.

My /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/

only has README, Xreset, Xsetup, Xwilling, kdmrc, Xaccess, Xsession, Xstartup and backgroundrc

NONE have the line in question.

I ran a search for the file name Xservers and none was found... :-(
 
Old 11-28-2005, 04:29 AM   #6
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Have a look here and see if it helps:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=360821
 
  


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