Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 373911
KDM Infinity theme is broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:21 EST
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Description of problem:
See the screenshots attached.
The text boxes are too long for the layout.
First screenshot is taken with infinity-kdm theme and the second one with infinity theme.
My screen resolution is 1280x800 (I can't change it, it's a LCD laptop panel).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start F8 KDE with KDM infinity theme.
Created attachment 253631 [details]
KDM with infinity-kdm theme
Created attachment 253641 [details]
KDM with infinity theme
Looks like some fonts are missing.
Particularly, do you have liberation-fonts and dejavu-lgc-fonts?
Post your rpm -qa '*font*'
I have both of them. Here's the output of rpm -qa '*font*':
$ rpm -qa '*font*'
Strange. My resolution 1280x1024, so it's the same horizontally, and I don't
see this. Maybe, font DPI is wrongly set. I have it disabled by default.
In bug 372201, this is related to NVIDIA driver. What do you use?
My video card is Mobile Intel 945GM Integrated Graphics Controller. I think
Intel is providing free drivers so, it is allegedly fully supported.
How do you disable font DPI?
check you current DPI first
$ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
Or better, find it out from log
$ grep DPI /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Does it correspond to your actual 1280 / horizontal monitor inches?
If not, it is a bug in the intel driver, and you should set it manually as
My DPI seems to be approximately right:
$ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
dimensions: 1280x800 pixels (261x163 millimeters)
resolution: 125x125 dots per inch
1280 x 25.4 / 125 = 260.096
800 x 25.4 / 125 = 162.56
However, I get a different thing from the log:
(==) intel(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
(II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 261 x 163
So, xdpyinfo gets it right after, I suspect, KDE is loaded.
What about KDM stage? Can you check it from vt console (ctrl-alt-F1) without
logging into a KDE session?
X.org itself clearly gets it wrong at 100x100 or picks wrong resolution. So you
should definitely try to set Mode, DisplaySize, and DPI in xorg.conf.
Bug 375311 is exactly like yours, and also with Intel 945GM.
You guys should work on this together.
Here's the output of xdpyinfo in vt console:
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
So, I guess you're right. xdpyinfo does not get any info if an X server is not
I took a look at bug 375311. It really is exactly the same. If I hadn't replaced
the default hostname, I would probably have the text problem as well.
Unfortunately for me, it's not easy to modify my xorg.conf because I usually
dock my laptop and I use the dual head. I would rather keep my dual head than
have a pretty kdm.
Anyway, I tried to modify the DPI (Option DPI in Device section) and DisplaySize
(in Monitor section) with my laptop off dock and it didn't do anything,
visually speaking. As far as the Xorg log is concerned, it now displays:
(**) intel(0): DPI set to (199,319)
(WW) intel(0): Option "DPI" is not used
I couldn't find enough info on setting the Mode in the xorg.conf manual...
Thank you very much for all your suggestions, I really appreciate your help.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 253889 ***