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Re: [trinity-users] tiny fonts problem revisited

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:34:44 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 3 Aug 2017, Felix Miata wrote:

> Felmon Davis composed on 2017-08-03 00:57 (UTC-0400):
>> I'm also suffering a tiny fonts problem on an Asus Ux330u with an QHD
>> screen. the fonts on the taskbar (kicker) and the font on the menu
>> window of Trinity Control Center' are miniscule as are fonts on
>> applications like LibreOffice, GIMP, Pan, etc. as far as I can tell,
>> it affects all apps, whether Gnome or KDE.
>> the thing also boots to Gnome (Gnome or so-called Debian Desktop
>> Environment and Cinnamon) and to Windows 10, no problem with fonts. if
>> I were only sure which config files to steal from Gnome!
>> xdpyinfo |grep -B2 resolution -->
>> dimensions: 3200x1800 pixels (846x476 millimeters)
>> resolution: 96x96 dots per inch
>> I've tried various settings in fonts enabling and disabling dpi. does
>> seem to do best with
>> Enabled
>> 120 DPI
>> using exegnu version.
> What version of GTK3 does EXEGNU use? If > 3.16, you might be experiencing:
> and some of its progeny, such as:

not sure how to determine this. if I do

apt-cache policy libgtk2.0-0

I get: "Installed: 2.24.31-2"

> Setting DPI in your TDE Control Center's fonts menu should produce the following
> on your system:
> 	# xrdb --query | grep dpi
> 	Xft.dpi	120

I get this too. (with '-query').

I notice the following:

xdpyinfo |grep dimension -->
3200x1800 pixels (846x476 millimeters)

xdpyinfo |grep dot --> 96x96 dots per inch

> Xft.dpi does not apply to all of Xorg and Xorg applications. To enjoy 120 DPI in
> all of Xorg, 120 must be applied /to/ Xorg. There are various ways to do that. I
> do it globally in one of two ways:
> 1-setting DisplaySize in /etc/X11/xorg.conf*

not sure what DisplaySize should be.

I don't have such a file; attempting to produce it using

X :0 -configure

as root and with X shut down produces a segfault; it does produce a 
skeleton file. evidently I'm doing this wrong.

perhaps this is enough for further trouble-shooting; what do I do 
next? (I prefer to set up an xconfig file.)


> 2-xrandr in a global startup script somewhere in /etc/X11/.
> For those using a proprietary NVidia video driver, there exists an explicit dpi
> option for the xorg.conf its installation created. An alternate method I do not
> employ is finding the xinit script that actually starts Xorg and editing the
> start line to include the desired DPI value.
> Done correctly, xdpyinfo will also report 120.
> Also if done correctly, and GTK3 version is 3.16.x or less, the global Xorg DPI
> setting will make the TDE Control Center DPI setting redundant, thus
> unnecessary. If GTK3 is >3.16.x, then Xft.dpi will ultimately need to be set to
> match the desired setting, which can be done in /etc/X11/*Xresources or
> .Xresources as well as indirectly in TDE Control Center DPI.
> I don't know why TDE Control Center DPI has only the three choices, but setting
> Xft.dpi through other means offers choosing any arbitrary value, e.g. 168, 133,
> 220, etc. Global Xorg DPI is similarly unlimited.

Felmon Davis

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