[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#833074: chromium: Since 52.0.2743.82-3 chromium no longer supports HiDPI displays in cinammon

luke debian at rtps.co
Sun Jul 31 13:45:52 UTC 2016

Package: chromium
Version: 52.0.2743.82-4
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
     After an update on 30th July, chromium no longer honours the DPI
     scale of the current session. On a 3200 * 1800 display (13"), this
     results in unusably small window elements, and all web-pages must
     be zoomed (^=) to be readable.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     - Updated against 52.0.2743.82-4. This made no difference.
     - deleted ~/.config/chromium directory and relaunched.
     - launching chromium with --force-device-scale-factor=$SOMEFACTOR
       appears to work for the menu bars, and other graphical elements,
       but text is still rendered at an unusually small scale.
     - downgrading to the last known good version (`sudo apt-get install
     chromium=52.0.2743.82-2`). This unfortunately failed for me with
     the message "E: Version '52.0.2743.82-2' for 'chromium' was not
     found" (I'm not familiar with pegging a version with `apt` though,
     so I'm prepared to accept my mistakes here).

Let me know if there's anything else needed here. I'm happy to try stuff
out or send screenshots if needed.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii  libasound2           1.1.1-2
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.20.0-1
ii  libavcodec57         7:3.1.1-3
ii  libavformat57        7:3.1.1-3
ii  libavutil55          7:3.1.1-3
ii  libc6                2.23-4
ii  libcairo2            1.14.6-1+b1
ii  libcups2             2.1.4-4
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.10.8-1
ii  libexpat1            2.2.0-1
ii  libfontconfig1       2.11.0-6.4
ii  libfreetype6         2.6.3-3+b1
ii  libgcc1              1:6.1.1-10
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.34.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.48.1-2
ii  libgnome-keyring0    3.12.0-1+b1
ii  libgtk-3-0           3.20.6-2
ii  libharfbuzz0b        1.2.7-1
ii  libjpeg62-turbo      1:1.5.0-1
ii  libnettle6           3.2-1
ii  libnspr4             2:4.12-2
ii  libnss3              2:3.23-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.40.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.40.1-1
ii  libpci3              1:3.3.1-1.1
ii  libpulse0            9.0-1.1
ii  libspeechd2          0.8.4-2
ii  libstdc++6           6.1.1-10
ii  libx11-6             2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxcomposite1       1:0.4.4-1
ii  libxcursor1          1:1.1.14-1+b1
ii  libxdamage1          1:1.1.4-2+b1
ii  libxext6             2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxfixes3           1:5.0.2-1
ii  libxi6               2:1.7.6-1
ii  libxml2              2.9.4+dfsg1-1
ii  libxrandr2           2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxrender1          1:0.9.9-2
ii  libxslt1.1           1.1.28-4
ii  libxss1              1:1.2.2-1
ii  libxtst6             2:1.2.2-1+b1
ii  x11-utils            7.7+3
ii  xdg-utils            1.1.1-1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
ii  fonts-liberation  1.07.4-1

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn  chromium-l10n  <none>

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