Constant DPI regardless of resolution
realnc at arcor.de
Mon Jun 30 20:10:05 PDT 2008
David De La Harpe Golden wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> The DPI does not change (only the resolution changes.)
> Terminology: DPI measures the resolution...
Sorry, I should have clarified; with "resolution" I mean the width and
height of the picture in pixels. Changing those on a DFP that always
operates at a fixed native resolution won't change the DPI value (for
example when changing from 1280x1024 to 1024x768 the picture gets
smaller which means that the resolution actually stays the same; it's
still 1280x1024 but with black borders around a central picture of size
>> If there is a way, how can I force a constant DPI regardless of resolution?
> AFAIK the xrandr command line tool should allow you to override with
> --dpi , given xrandr 1.2, if you use it for mode changing rather than
> the GUI tools.
> If you're using nvidia at the moment you may not be able to do this,
> I dunno.
I'm on VESA for running natively and xf86-vmware for running in a VM. I
was hoping for a "set and forget" option either in xorg's arguments or
xorg.conf rather than having to open the CLI and call xrandr each time I
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