DPI monitor issue question ?

Marius Gedminas mgedmin at b4net.lt
Wed Sep 12 02:43:17 PDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 12:54:18AM -0500, Jerone Young wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out why my 14.1" Thinkpad T61 with a 1400x900 LCD
> monitor is reporting the wrong DPI to X (fonts are huge).

What DPI does it report (xdpyinfo|grep dots) and what do you think it
should report?

> When I run xrandr --prop I see:
> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1440 x 900, maximum 1440 x 1440
> VGA disconnected (normal left inverted right)
> LVDS connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right) 303mm x 190mm

1440x900 pixels in 303mm x 190mm is 120 dpi.  That's correct for a 14.1"

By the way, in GNOME you can set the DPI used for rendering fonts
separately from the DPI that the server reports, so you might want to
check gnome-font-properties.

Marius Gedminas
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