[blfs-support] Microscopic Text in X
ngogn at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 1 15:44:18 PDT 2013
Eric Plummer wrote:
> Walter Webb <ngogn at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Dave Palmer wrote:
> 1600mm x 900mm
> If this is a 1.6 meter wide display, you can lie to X about the
> dots-per-inch. If not, tell X the truth.
> If you use startx, try something like 'startx -- -dpi 96'.
> I put an nvidia board in my box because I was having too much
> trouble with my radeon. I don't know where the previous size of
> 96 dpi came from, but the nvidia driver said something like 88 or 89.
> I measured it; and it was correct. I wondered what would happen if
> someone used a huge TV for a monitor.
> 'startx -- -dpi 96'
> worked, Thank you.
> Any ideas on how to set this as default?
> For now I have a bash alias.
> I will tinker some more this evening.
> FYI tv screen as monitor and FlightGear or Rigs of Rods == SWEET.
> anadox402 at gmail.com
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starting with the section: Display size and DPI
It answers my question too.
DPI might have made some sense in the days of CRTs, perhaps as a
starting point, if it was assumed that the power switch was in reach.
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