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Old 06-08-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
chud1950
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Desktop fonts got tiny, how to restore original size?


When booting into my slack12 fluxbox desktop today my fonts were so small they were hard to read. The same is true if I use kde. I didn't change anything that I can think of.

I tried running fc-cache but it didn't change anything. My xorg.conf hasnt changed. Interestingly, my xterm font didn't change size, but the konsole font is tiny like my other desktop fonts.

Anyone have any ideas how to get my normal font sizes back?

thanks
 
Old 06-08-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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I would check your font DPI. what is the output of

xdpyinfo | grep resolution
 
Old 06-08-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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Hi Daedra:

Thanks for the reply.

bash-3.1$ xdpyinfo | grep -i resolution
resolution: 75x75 dots per inch


This is the font path section in my xorg.conf. I haven't changed any of this stuff.


FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/OTF/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

It's possible that some of my fonts could have become corrupted. I've been doing a lot of swapping hard disks the past few days and might not have seated IDE cables tightly enough. I think I'm going to try to re-install my fonts if that's possible.

Do you have any other suggestions?

thanks.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #4
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I added:

DisplaySize 362 273

to the "Monitors" section of my xorg.conf.

That fixed it, but I never needed that before, and I still cant figure out why it broke.

Anyway... thanks Daedra for the help. xdpyinfo got me started down the right path.
 
  


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