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Old 03-23-2006, 11:18 AM   #1
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Angry Tiny fonts in Mepis 3.4-3.rc4

I have followed other posts and tips on various Mepis Forums to solve this problem with earlier versions of KDE with no success.

The fonts in KPackage, InfoCenter, Login Screen, Konqueror, etc., are fine; but those in Synaptic and OS Center are much too small for these old eyes to read w/o a magnifying glass.

So please, how do i fix this problem?? Thanks.


KDE3.5.1, meauto3.3.3-7, kernel 2.6.15-1
Old 03-23-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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Dunno if you tried this already or not but have you looked in the Mepis config OS center, click on Mouse and Display and the first screen offers a way to change your fonts. While there check it out and see if your monitor and video card are set up correctly.

If you're using a nVidia drivers you can also add a line in your xorg.conf file under devices that looks similar to Option "DPI" "96 x 96" just know the 96 is variable number, yours may need to be as low as 75 or as high as 100.
Old 03-24-2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. The 2nd one is one I haven't looks promising. Thanks!
Old 04-05-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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This worked for me

Fonts too small

Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/Xorg.conf (if you switched to Xorg) Add to the Monitor section: DisplaySize 325 260 if you are using 1280x1024 resolution or DisplaySize 260 195 for 1024x768. For other resolution calculate the numbers using this formula:

Screensize multiplied by 25.4 and divided by 100 (eg: 1024 x 25.4/100 = 260 and 768 x 25.4/100 = 195)

If this doesn't seem to have any effect after restarting X (Logout from KDE and then restart X with CTRL-ALT-Backspace) and you are using an nVidia video card, another option may be required. Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/Xorg.conf (if you switched to Xorg) Add to the Device section: Option "UseEdidDpi" "FALSE" For more information see nVidia Driver README

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