Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90190
Mismatched defaults in DPI settings
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Here comes an easy one.
The drop-down box in DPI settings says "Inch" by default, while the values are
presented in millimeters.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open redhat-config-xfree86
2. Open Advanced -> Set DPI...
3. Check the input fields
That isn't a bug, it is intentional. All monitors and other displays state
their dimensions in millimeters, as are the EDID values returned by DDC.
If someone is using the values from a monitor's manual, they will be in
millimeters always, possibly with inches secondary.
The majority of the free world is metric. If we were to change anything,
I would suggest changing "DPI" to DP25.4mm". <grin>
Closing report as NOTABUG.
I might have misinterpreted you above... not sure. I ran the tool to
check that it did what I thought it did, and it does, however I'm not
sure now if you are suggesting that the default input should be in inches,
or if you're saying it says one thing and does another.
Yes, you misinterpreted me. Having millimeters as default is fine with me, it's
just that when you first open the DPI dialog the values are specified in
millimeters, although the measurement unit is set to inch.
The very easy fix is to set the default for the drop-down box to Millimeter.
Ah yes, I understand now. Indeed this should be fixed.
Also, it should really say "inches" and "millimetres" to sound right vocally.
"320 millimetre" or 21.4 "inch" doesn't sound right.
Should be fixed in redhat-config-xfree86-0.7.5-1 in Rawhide. Thanks for your