[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati 6.7.194

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Tue Sep 25 00:26:56 PDT 2007

Le Lun 24 septembre 2007 22:27, Bryce Harrington a écrit :

> This has been a major bugbear during Gutsy, and appears to affect
> nvidia
> and intel users as well.  It seems GNOME switched from hardcoding the
> DPI, to relying on Xorg's detected DPI.  Unfortunately this does not
> always produce reliable results.  For Gutsy we ended up switching back
> to a hardcoded 96 dpi in GNOME, until it gets fixed in X:
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgnome/+bug/118745

X will never be 100% fixed, sometimes the hardware just does not send
any correct size info. GNOME needs to learn to prompt the user for
DisplaySize in that case (*not* dpi as users do not know WTF dpi is
and that only leads to dpi abuse).

I wonder if the fact X didn't get a good DisplaySize and fell-back on
a hardcoded size is exposed to other apps?

Nicolas Mailhot

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