Some X questions

Rob Bercik bercikr at georgetown.edu
Wed Nov 15 14:01:31 PST 2000


Philip Stubbs wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Loft [SMTP:steve at nybbles.co.uk]
> >
> > I found that you can also specify dpi as an option to X, so I edited
> > the line which starts X in my Xservers file, and I now have 100 dpi!
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Steve
> >
>         [Philip Stubbs]  I have not got X running on my LFS system yet, but
> when I was playing with this problem on my Mandrake system, it was because
> some fonts in Mozilla were too small to read. I actually determined the DPI
> of my screen by dividing the no. of pixels by the physical dimension. It
> came out with a value of 96dpi. This is useful because some applications
> specify things in physical units and not in pixels. By giving X the actual
> dpi of the screen, things appear the correct size.
>
>         Sorry if this is wandering off topic.
>
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I have had this problem too, How do you figure out the actual DPI the screen
is rendering?

Thanks,
-Rob


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