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Old 08-11-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Suse 9.3 - dpi is set to high (128x128)

Hi All,

I have just installed Suse 9.3 and logged into KDE at 1680x1050 resolution.
The fonts are really big, how can I change the dpi to 75?

I have tried modifying the /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers and modified the following
:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp vt7

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -dpi 75 -nolisten tcp vt7

and still no luck. I also ensured the the 75 dpi fonts are on top of the 100 dpi fonts in the xorg.conf file and ensured that the absolute screen size is correct (x: 332

Any assistance is highly appreciated.
Old 08-21-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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I had the exact same issue. In the xorg.conf file, comment out or remove the "DisplaySize" line and add the option line as in below:


Section "Monitor"
# DisplaySize 330 210
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
HorizSync 31-60
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "SEC 1024"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMSUNG"
VertRefresh 30-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"

After making those changes your dpi should be fixed.

Old 09-16-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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This fix worked perfectly on my SuSE 9.1 Personal distro. Thank you!
Old 09-17-2005, 07:37 PM   #4
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This is what I have and it still did not fix it:
Section "Monitor"
  Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
  #DisplaySize  332 207
  HorizSync    30-66
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "1680X1050@60HZ"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "--> LCD"
  VertRefresh  40-61
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"


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