Bug 38651 - Default font size for nv driver is too large
Default font size for nv driver is too large
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-01 17:46 EDT by sfpark
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-03 10:59:29 EDT
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Description sfpark 2001-05-01 17:46:21 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

The default X font size for nv driver is too large even if it is set to the
usual 12 points. The h/w is Dell Dimension 4100 with Nvidia TNT2 M64. Gnome
display correct size (tdfx driver in other machine also display correct

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make XF86Config with either anaconda or Xconfigurator.
2. 12 point default in /etc/fs/config. Start xfs.
3. Start X.

Actual Results:  Everytime the same BIG X fonts.

Expected Results:  Should display corresponding to the point size.
Comment 1 Sammy 2001-05-03 10:59:24 EDT
This was the case for me and it was a DPI problem with the nv driver. Check your
/var/log/XFree86.0.log file for DPI and see what it is set to. For me it was something
like (82,96) or something. I set it to 75 by using the -dpi 75 option to X. If you
are using xdm/kdm put it into the /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers file.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-04 01:21:14 EDT
Agreed, this is not an XFree86 bug, but a local configuration bug.  Make sure
you are using the proper dpi fonts (75 or 100), and try switching between them
if necessary.

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