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tak21

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v1.1 b2 fonts too small after installation
« on: June 22, 2007, 09:08:24 am »
First of all, the installation worked quite well :)
Now I have one issue left: after the installation LinuxMCE starts up. But the fonts are small. I mean tiny. Unreadable tiny...
The reason ist, that I use a 42" plasma tv as monitor and this monitor reports its real size to x11, and x11 is adjusting the dpi. Now the option "DisplaySize" in xorg.conf does not seem to work in 7.04...

- How is X started for LinuxMCE? Can I modify the script to set say 92 dpi?

Please help!

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Re: v1.1 b2 fonts too small after installation
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 01:14:28 pm »
If I understand correct, then you should tweak your xorg startup parameters:
in file /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc  find line like
ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp
and change it to
ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -dpi 92
or some other value instead of 92

Note that you must restart KDM after doing it. The easiest way will be just reboot the box

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Re: v1.1 b2 fonts too small after installation
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 05:07:08 pm »
Note that you must restart KDM after doing it. The easiest way will be just reboot the box

The easiest and fastest way to do this is to press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. This hotkey restarts the XServer, and thus any display manager you are using.

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Re: v1.1 b2 fonts too small after installation
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 07:20:47 pm »
bobpaul: right, but it _kills_ Xserver, so this is not good thing if there is some document open, etc. :)

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Re: v1.1 b2 fonts too small after installation
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 10:11:44 pm »
Rebooting also kills the xserver. As does '/etc/init.d/kdm restart'. By definition, restarting the display manager requires killing the xserver. I fail to see a difference other than rebooting takes longer than the other options.

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Re: v1.1 b2 fonts too small after installation
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 01:33:54 pm »
I have the same issue

After I set my screen res to 1280x720 X sets font dpi to 20x20, I have tried the suggested sollution in this post but with no luck.

Did you manage to get it working? Any other suggestions?

Thanx