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Old 02-09-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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screen dpi in x - how do i change it??

i have mandrake 10.1 and i just installed the nvidia drivers (thanks to
mugstar's excellent guide)

I have a dell inspiron 8200 with the 1600x1200 screen...

my problem comes when i put the resolution up everything gets bigger...(i was expecting it to get smaller!!) this is due to the dpi also going up right??

i have added the line DisplaySize 300 230 in XF86Config which should bring the dpi down?? but i cant get it to work....

can anybody point me in the right direction to manually set the dpi ???

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I think there are several ways to change the DPI for X.

For one, see the posting by Dead Parrot in this thread:
Old 02-10-2005, 06:00 AM   #3
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thanks tredegar... that info helped

that displaysize 300 230 line in xorg.conf was working but only changing it very slightly so i increased it to 450 338 and now it runs at 91 dpi....

thanks again


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