Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1851
xdvi runs at wrong resolution
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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
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.
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I sent this in by email, but it did not show up yet...does emailing to
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.
We are sorry, but we will not currently make this feature request.