Bug 241232 - Gnome defaults to 96 dpi
Summary: Gnome defaults to 96 dpi
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center   
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Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Control Center Maintainer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
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Reported: 2007-05-24 15:06 UTC by Stepan Kasal
Modified: 2008-05-06 19:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:37:15 UTC
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Description Stepan Kasal 2007-05-24 15:06:25 UTC
after a clean installation, the fonts on the desktop are insanely small.

Description of the problem:

After a clean installation (FC6 DVD, then "yum upgrade"), I get 96 dpi in:
System | Preferences | Fonts | button Details

These days, xorg X server is able to get the real value from the monitor and I
believe the desktop should use the xorg value by default.

If you are afraid to trust the X server, you might use a bottom value, eg.:
  max(96, what-x-server-says)

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-05-24 15:12:53 UTC
What's the output of "xdpyinfo | grep resolution"?

On my system, it's about 96dpi as well.
$ xdpyinfo | grep resolution
  resolution:    99x98 dots per inch

Comment 2 Stepan Kasal 2007-05-25 09:07:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> What's the output of "xdpyinfo | grep resolution"?

$ xdpyinfo |grep resolu
  resolution:    126x126 dots per inch

(Yes, when I follow the rule "do not set the resolution too high", then
everything just works.  I learned the rule in the dark days when I was forced to
use other OSes.  But my office mate, mcepl, has told me that this superstition
is not needed any more, and I could allow Fedora to default to the maximal

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-05-25 09:19:23 UTC
Check the full output of xdpyinfo, it's most likely that your monitor indeed has
a very high dpi, or the monitor is reporting wrong physical dimensions.

Resassigning to X.org. mcepl should know what you need to gather now :)

Comment 4 Stepan Kasal 2007-05-25 10:00:09 UTC
xdpyinfo has it right, the resolution is really 126 dpi.
(I have a 17" monitor which is capable of 1600x1200.)

But Gnome defaults to the value of 96 dpi, which means that the desktop uses
unreadable tiny fonts.  Re-assigning back.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 07:17:06 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:37:13 UTC
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