Re: "System" font

On Sat, 2002-02-02 at 18:56, David Hampton wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-02-02 at 08:18, Lionel Lecoq wrote:
> I'm running RedHat 7.2 with Ximian Gnome and XFree86 4.2.0. 
> Xconfigurator doesn't recognixe the Matrox G550, but its the same driver
> as for the G450 and the X log file does explicitly call it by the name
> G550 so it is recognized.  I didn't ask on the X list because this
> problem seemes like a GTK/Gnome font size problem, not an X install
> problem.  Everything else works fine, its just that the menu font is way
> too large.

It may be an X problem. I remember having difficulty with some
fonts on an ATI chipset because the dots-per-inch value in
the X server was set incorrectly. If you look in the X
server log,

grep DPI /var/log/gdm/:0.log

do you see a reasonable value (75,75) or maybe (100,100)?
My problem was that the system tried to autodetect this value
and got it dreadfully wrong (325,325)! You can force the
DPI value in whatever script starts the X server. For gdm
you would put a line like

0=/usr/bin/X11/X -dpi 75

in the [servers] section of /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf.


> David
> > Could well be that your card is not recognised I would advise to rerun the configration for X.
> > Depending on your distro  there might be an Xconfigurator, otherwise X -configure may do the
> > trick. It would also be useful to know which version of X (3.x.x or 4.x.x) you are running since
> > if you have 3.3.x your new card may well not be supported...
> > best place to post in order to get help is newbie XFree86 Org
> > Lionel 
> > 
> > --- David Hampton <hampton employees org> wrote:
> > > I just installed a new monitor/video card, and my "system" font now
> > > seems huge.  By system font I mean the font used for the panel menus,
> > > all application menus, etc.  I didn't see any way in the control panel
> > > to change this, and I'm running gnome 1.4 so the thread on changing
> > > fonts in 2.0 doesn't help me.  What do I need to edit/change to change
> > > this font size?  Thanks.
> > > 
> > > David
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