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Bug 1851 - xdvi runs at wrong resolution
xdvi runs at wrong resolution
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Mike Maher
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Reported: 1999-03-26 20:37 EST by schulz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-30 15:56:48 EST
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Description schulz 1999-03-26 20:37:41 EST
Under both Red Hat 4.2 on a SPARCStation SLC and Red Hat 5.2
on a SPARCStation Classic, the default xdvi (part of
tetex-xdvi-0.9-6 for 5.2) setup displays everything enlarged
by a factor of two. The problem can be fixed by editing
/usr/share/texmf/xdvi/XDvi and changing

XDvi*pixelsPerInch: 600


XDvi*pixelsPerInch: 300
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-29 11:23:59 EST
This is really a non-bug.  It is more a user-preferences request.
Most modern laser printers print at 600dpi rather than 300dpi, so
600dpi is becoming more and more the de facto setting.  In fact, tetex
ships with this setting by default.

------- Email Received From  Stephan Schulz <schulz@informatik.tu-muenchen.de> 03/29/99 11:37 -------
Comment 2 schulz 1999-03-30 09:22:59 EST
I sent this in by email, but it did not show up yet...does emailing to
bugzilla work?

Perhaps the fix suggested by me is wrong (it works for me, although I
never understood why changing the printer resolution should affect
the screen display - or why xdvi should know anything about the
printer at all), but the problem is real - if I run xdvi with the
vanilla parameters on any of my SPARC Linux-Machines, everything is
displayed at the wrong size, namely two times enlarged on both the X
and Y axis.
Comment 3 Mike Maher 1999-03-30 11:46:59 EST
We are sorry, but we will not currently make this feature request.

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