Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241232
Gnome defaults to 96 dpi
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:37:15 EDT
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.:
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
(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
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 :)
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.
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