XFree - Font Scaling Error

Norbert Möndjen Norbert.Moendjen at t-online.de
Mon Jul 14 03:24:20 PDT 2003


Tobias Lang wrote:

> I have a problem with fonts under X(4.1).
> When I start Konqueror(3.1) or XChat(2.0)
> then font size is never quite the same each
> time I restart the server. It goes from tiny to
> very big (however under XChat Monospace 10
> is always set).
> I think it is a bug under X, but digging on the web
> (google, XFree Site, FAQs) returned nothing useful!
> Is there a way to et a default font size for X?
> Or do I need to reinstall the whole bunch (X was
> installed according to BLFS 1.0)

It makes me wonder that you don?t find something in google couse it is a
quite common problem. It happens couse X sometimes can?t determine the
dpi of the screen. So if you start x with startx -- -dpi 100 or what
else is OK for your monitor it should disappear. You can also put it in
your XFree86.cfg. There is a parameter for display dimensions. In my
config it looks like that:

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "920p"
  VendorName   "HANSOL"
  DisplaySize  353 282
  Option       "dpms"
  Gamma        1.55  1.55  1.55
  ModeLine   "1280x1024" 157.50 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 
  Modeline     "800x600"  56.30  800  832  896 1048  600  601  604  631 
  Modeline     "768x576"  50.00  768  876  900 1000  576  590  595  630 
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Ciao Nobbe
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