Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499617
Fonts on intel based Netbooks are too large, dpi is set to 134 instead of 96
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:23:19 EDT
Description of problem:
Running any version of fedora since 9 up to F11 preview on an intel based netbook (Acer Aspire One, Samsung NC10, eeepc etc) results in over large fonts onthe login screen and onthe Gnome/KDE desktops. The resolution is set to 134 DPI, it should be 96 (gnome-appearance-properties -> Fonts -> Details -> Resolution)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All releases since at least F9, and including F11 Preview
Just boot up any Fedora install on a netbook (incl live usb sessions)
Steps to Reproduce:
Install fedora on a netbook and boot into a gui (gnome or kde)
Fonts are too large, dpi=134
proper sized fonts, dpi=96
correcting the dpi in Gnome or KDE desktop doesn't fix the problem on the gdm login screen, to change dpi for that you need to change it in gdm's gcong settings in /var/lib/gdm
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 343203 [details]
Created attachment 343204 [details]
old xorg log
I added the logs, but note that I have now manually corrected the dpi to 96 in gnome appearances dialog and also for gdm. This is in F11 Preview on an Acer Aspire One netbook
Were my attachements not helpful?
Do you want me to attach a log from a session where the dpi size has not been manually fixed?
This is OK, I think.
Can the title be edited, I used "small" when I meant "large"
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
This is fixed in Fedora 12, closing :)