DPI monitor issue question ?
jerone at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 21:48:19 PDT 2007
Yeap 1440/11.9291inch is ~120. Thanks. I've been trying to under
stand this. Though it seems odd because it makes everything so big .
While DPI of 96 seems to make things normal (also allowing for much
more screen realestate). Maybe I'm just used to the fonts looking this
On 9/12/07, Marius Gedminas <mgedmin at b4net.lt> wrote:
> 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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