[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#284229: Bug#284229: bug #284229

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Mon Sep 17 05:44:30 UTC 2007

On dim, 2007-09-16 at 17:25 -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > > as a user, i expect the font to always be the same, regardless of the
> > > number of dots per inch computed.
> >
> > well, a 8 points font won't look the same if you change the number of
> > points displayed per inches.
> i'd expect the font to be the same size regardless of dpi, but it
> would look really bad at the low dpi setting,  rather than being
> shrunk.

You set the font size using *point*.
> > > note that when launched via gdm, the gnome font size is always the
> > > same, regardless of the dpi setting in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf.
> >
> > Look in gdmsetup, you can configure this.
> i looked in gdmsetup and couldn't find a setting for this.  where
> should i be looking?

Security Tab / Configure X server / Command
> i found that the reason that the xfce font is always the same size
> using startx is because the dpi is always set to 100x100.  i'm not
> sure which startx script or config file does this.

Look in /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc
> maybe '-dpi 100' should be automatically set in gdm.conf?  this would
> be a question for the gdm maintainer.

I don't think so, what about people with a display which have more (or
less) DPI? Fixing DPI isn't a good idea.

I don't think there's bug lying in Xfce, so maybe we can close this bug?

Yves-Alexis Perez

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