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royw

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Adjusting KDE display resolution
« on: April 04, 2008, 10:26:36 pm »
Howdy,

On my system, the icons and fonts in the KDE desktop were too small.  My original resolution was 75 dpi.  Adjusting the resolution to 120 dpi is just about right.  Here's how.

You will need to add:
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DisplaySize X Y
to /etc/X11/xorg.conf under the "Monitor" section where:
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X = (monitor-width-pixels/desired-dpi)*25.4
Y = (monitor-height-pixels/desired-dpi)*25.4
In my case:
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X = (1920/120)*25.4 = 406
Y = (1080/120)*25.4 = 229
so my DisplaySize line is:
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DisplaySize 406 229

HTH,
Roy

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Re: Adjusting KDE display resolution
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 09:26:38 am »
dumb question but, the only code you added was the final DisplaySize, correct?  the other things were just how you figured it out?  :-\
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Re: Adjusting KDE display resolution
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 09:41:34 am »
dumb question but, the only code you added was the final DisplaySize, correct?  the other things were just how you figured it out?  :-\

I'll answer that... yes thats correct. The last line in the post is what was added to his xorg.conf based on the example calculations.

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