Font sizes

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sat Dec 10 00:23:51 PST 2005


Jeremy Huntwork expressed his wish to decrease the default terminal font 
size on the CD. While the font settings work reasonably well here 
(except for Chinese menu items at 800x600 screen resolution), there is a 
potential problem for laptop users. The problem is that laptops usually 
don't report their panel's DPI setting correctly, and the X server falls 
back to 75 dpi (and small pixel height of the fonts).

I propose changing the DEFAULT_DPI definition in the 
xc/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Priv.h file to 100. This will give a better 
default for laptop users with such panels, and won't affect other users 
at all because this constant is used only if the monitor doesn't report 
its DPI.

Jeremy: please also provide the output of "xdpyinfo" on your system so 
that I can see that the new font settinfs are safe enough.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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