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ajspliffs

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Desktop Interface Problems
« on: September 28, 2007, 08:14:06 am »
Hey!

I recently installed Linux MCE. The media center interface looks alright but when I go to the KDE desktop pushing the kde button, do load into the interface but the font of the entire desktop is so tiny I can not read it.

it is weird cause when I use the magnifying glass it zooms the desktop in and I still can not read font.

I am using an integrated vid/motherboard system with more than likely a chipset from intel... but i could be wrong it could be some ati...


Anyways... any suggestions?

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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 09:36:07 am »
this has been solved earlier on this forum.
do a search, sorry, that's all I remember

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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 11:10:41 am »
That is a know configuration problem, see Display_Drivers in the wiki on how to fix it.
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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007, 06:14:52 pm »
So I changed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and added the line

DisplaySize 800 645

and it will not put up into X windows...

Am I missing something here?


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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 06:33:07 pm »
btw I am using an LCD tv with vga input.

Now, I do get into x windows but the font size does not change.

I am using an intel based vid card.

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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 09:25:10 pm »
btw I am using an LCD tv with vga input.

Now, I do get into x windows but the font size does not change.

I am using an intel based vid card.


We see the same problem here on Intel i950 graphics chip based motherboards... and the fix does not work for us either :-(
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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 10:03:43 pm »
I think that setting is so that the DPI (dots per inch iirc) value is calculated correctly.  Which affects the font sizes.  Maybe you guys have a different problem, I'm not using Intel but I had exactly the same symptoms with ATI.

Check the /var/log/Xorg.0.log logfile, I just searched for DPI and found this:
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(WW) fglrx(0): Probed monitor is 2550x2550 mm, using Displaysize 155x95 mm
(**) fglrx(0): DPI set to (104, 128)
(--) fglrx(0): Virtual size is 640x480 (pitch 640)

If you guys have sane values there then I guess it is not the same thing. 
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Re: Desktop Interface Problems
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 03:52:26 pm »
I borrowed a pci-e nvidia card and it fixed the problem... why did i cheap out on the integrated video card! grrrr!