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Re: [trinity-users] tiny fonts problem revisited

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 02:36:46 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 6 Aug 2017, Felix Miata wrote:

> Felmon Davis composed on 2017-08-06 18:33 (UTC-0400):
>> now I get:
>> resolution: 96x96 dots per inch
>> dimensions: 3200x1800 pixels (846x476 mm)
> Without knowing the content of xorg.conf, any optional startup xrandr command
> and seeing Xorg.0.log, there's nothing more for me to say about that response
> than what I wrote about it upthread.

I've posted Xorg.o.log and output of xrandr here:

>> why the difference? well, the terminal screen you get after shutting
>> down X is really, really tiny and evidently, in one of my attempts to
>> do something, I deleted /home/davisf! quite shocked when I couldn't
>> log back in.
> What's a terminal screen?

I meant tty or console, especially on booting up. I've fixed this 
satisfactorily via

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

and chose Terminus.

ok, that's progress; still tiny fonts in the menus of GTK apps but 
also elsewhere, e.g. in some menus of Firefox still; tiny icons on 
'kicker' and elsewhere. strange tiny fonts on the opening page of 
Trinity Control Center.

I need to figure out GTK.


> The font used by an Xterm can be controlled, within limits, through
> ~/.Xresources. Mine have:
> 	xterm*faceName: Droid Sans Mono:antialias=true
> 	xterm*faceSize: 11
> The font that is used on the vttys (traditionally tty[1-6]) can be changed
> multiple ways:
> 1-on a per boot basis, or repeatedly via bootloader configuration, by keeping
> the kernel's default size 16 font and applying a lower resolution video mode on
> the vttys through a cmdline option:
> 	a: vga= (e.g. 788, 0x317, 794) applicable if KMS is disabled, and for
> 		the initial boot message moments if not disabled
> 	b: video= (e.g. 1024x768 or 1440x900) applicable when KMS is not
> 		disabled, regardless of bootloader used (my preference)
> 	c: with grub2 and without KMS disabled, within limits, through
> 		/etc/default/grub (self-documenting) and grub2-mkconfig
> 2-by configuring vttys to use a font larger than size 16. setfont can do this on
> the fly using /usr/bin/setfont. (I never choose this method)
> ...> (b) if I kill X or boot into terminal, I get that teensy-weensy font
>> on the terminal. I recall you discussing some kernel fixes for
>> this....
> As above.

Felmon Davis - Dept of Philosophy
Union College - Schenectady, NY