[blfs-support] Microscopic Text in X

Walter Webb 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.
>
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Try this:
     https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg
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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