Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 275121
No seperate setting for dpi/font size/whatever for different screens of 1 server
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:19:04 EDT
Description of problem:
When running with multihead configuration (multiple screens on one X server)
gnome (contrary to X itself) assumes the size of the pixels on all attached
monitors it equal, hence only one "dpi" setting. This is rarely the case. Font
sizes configured properly for screen 0 are huge on screen 1 or configured for
screen 0 are tiny/unreadable on screen 0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome 2.8.13 F7
Attach two monitor with inequal pixel size
Steps to Reproduce:
I've tried all suggestions: ** The DPI probed by X is correct and indeed it
shows a different DPI for both screens. ** I also tried the Xft.dpi resource.
This resource is normally shared on all screen, but xrdb has the possibility to
set resources for a specific screen only. This would be the solution if this
mode was honoured by Xft, which it isn't, apparently Xft only uses "global"
Please note: I am not interested in having my DPI's being equal or not equal to
the physical dimensions of the screens. I've read the flames, I don't care,
that's not my problem. The problem is setting DIFFERENT dpi's for both screens,
and I don't care what exact values they are.
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