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Old 12-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Nvidia - dual monitor - REALLY small font

Strange situation: I just activated dual monitor (twinview), and all works great except the fonts appear really small. Funny thing is, the text "inside" Firefox seems normal (as I am writing this), but it's menu labels are extremely small. It is system wide, not just restricted to Firefox. If I change back to 1 monitor, fonts appear normally. If I adjust the font size up (with dual monitors) so that I can read them, if I go back to a single monitor, fonts are then "over" sized.

I am just curious if anyone else has had this problem? I did search the forum before asking (as well as google) but not finding my exact problem. At one point I thought it might be due to two different sized screens, but I borrowed my sons flat panel (exactly the same as my acer), and produced the same results.

Opensuse 12.2.
Nvidia proprietary drivers (not nouveau).

Nvidia 8600 GT
1 acer 22" flat panel.
1 42" flat screen.

This is not a "oh crap I can't believe this just happened" situation, more of a "hmm, thats strange". It's doable, simply by adjusting font sizes as stated above, but can become an annoyance at times when switching from single to dual/to single.

Whoops, almost forgot: my mouse is also acting strange. Prior to this, I could roll the wheel and have a nice stroll down a web page. Now I barely touch it, and I go screaming down the page.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Old 12-22-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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What is the output of:

xdpyinfo | grep dots

In both of the cases?
Old 12-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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Apologies steelneck, been working some crazy hours, first opportunity to reply.

xdpyinfo | grep dots
resolution: 52x52 dots per inch

That is for the dual.

xdpyinfo | grep dots
resolution: 52x52 dots per inch

This is for single display only.

Appears they are both the same.


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