Bug 389341 - Problem with X11 DPI set too high by Fedora8
Problem with X11 DPI set too high by Fedora8
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
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Reported: 2007-11-18 08:25 EST by Pakhom
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:27 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:27:16 EST
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Log file (45.53 KB, text/plain)
2007-11-18 08:25 EST, Pakhom
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Many windows as big (display lock windows and other). (647.94 KB, image/png)
2007-11-18 08:35 EST, Pakhom
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Default xorg.conf (864 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2007-11-18 08:38 EST, Pakhom
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Current xorg.conf (1.36 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-11-18 08:39 EST, Pakhom
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Description Pakhom 2007-11-18 08:25:46 EST
Description of problem:
I am was installing FC8 on laptop IBM T60 (ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility
X1400, 1400x1050) and I have a problem:
Many fonts appear too big because for some reason my DPI is set to 122x126 dots
per inch, instead of 96x96.
I've tried editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf like some threads but there is no
"monitor" section so I tried chose other the Generic Monitor "LCD Panel
1400x1050" and reboot. So problem still the same. Then I try to add "DisplaySize
370 277" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf threads "monitor" and reboot. So problem still
the same.

Even /etc/X11/Xresources has the line
Xft.dpi: 96.

Until editing xorg.conf
xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
dimensions: 1400x1050 pixels (291x212 millimeters)
resolution: 122x126 dots per inch

xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
dimensions: 1400x1050 pixels (370x278 millimeters)
resolution: 96x96 dots per inch

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1400x1050"
DisplaySize 370 277
HorizSync 31.5 - 65.5
VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
Option "dpms"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 21:41:26 EST 2007
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.installing FC8 on laptop IBM T60 (ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400,
2. Choose display resolution 1400x1050
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Pakhom 2007-11-18 08:25:46 EST
Created attachment 262871 [details]
Log file
Comment 2 Pakhom 2007-11-18 08:35:38 EST
Created attachment 262891 [details]
Many windows as big (display lock windows and other).
Comment 3 Pakhom 2007-11-18 08:38:18 EST
Created attachment 262901 [details]
Default xorg.conf
Comment 4 Pakhom 2007-11-18 08:39:25 EST
Created attachment 262911 [details]
Current xorg.conf
Comment 5 Pakhom 2007-11-18 15:11:51 EST
I am try to install KDE and problem is not reproducing. The problem is
reproducing only with Gnome.
Comment 6 Pakhom 2007-11-19 00:25:19 EST
I found a workaround:
In xorg.conf I remove string DisplaySize 370 278 ->restart X -> chose is gnome
settings (gnome-appearance-properties) 96dpi -> save -> reboot -> add in
xorg.conf DisplaySize 370 278. 
Comment 7 François Kooman 2008-04-08 08:43:34 EDT
On my screen:

[fkooman@dilithium ~]$ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
  dimensions:    1440x900 pixels (303x190 millimeters)
  resolution:    121x120 dots per inch
[fkooman@dilithium ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i dpi
(==) intel(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
[fkooman@dilithium ~]$ 

I didn't tweak anything in xorg.conf for the DPI settings. It seems to be OK in
gdm, but not in GNOME. Setting the dpi at the font selection things in GNOME to
100 makes it look really nice. 96 is also an option, but 100 seems nicer. So it
looks like the Intel driver does a sane thing by "setting" it to 100, no idea
why xdpyinfo shows 121x120 though.
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