Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103711
gdm login screen looks horrible at 1920x1440
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:58 EST
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Description of problem:
After upgrading gdm to the version available from the RHN Severn updates
channel, the login screen at 1920x1440 looks awful. The box that is supposed to
contain `Username:', the bar for the username, and the phrase `Please enter your
username', is *far* too small for its contents (the letters seem to be scaled
for the increased DPI, but the box isn't), and the contents of the bar at the
bottom, containing the menus and the date, are too tall, overflowing the bar.
The misalignment between the menus and the date is also more apparent, which
makes the date not fit entirely in the bar.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure X for 1920x1440
Actual Results: Disgust
Expected Results: Pleasure :-)
Created attachment 94194 [details]
Screenshot of the ugly login screen
Yuck. I can reproduce this.
It's the same for me on 1600x1200 with the latest everything from rawhide.
My recollection is that it used to be prettier, but it doesn't look disgusting
any longer. Thanks!
It's much better, but still not perfect. The text box supposed to contain host
name and current time is not tall enough.
FWIW, the original bug made it to RHEL 3 :-(
I'm opening a separate bug report for the remaining nit in Fedora Core, and
reassigning this bug to RHEL3.
I think we fixed this in Fedora Core and upstream a few months ago (We made the
greeter text use Xft.dpi from /etc/X11/Xresources instead of a physical dpi).
This should be fixed for RHEL5.