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Thread: DPI in openSUSE 11.2 (KDE)

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    SeventhSin NNTP User

    Default DPI in openSUSE 11.2 (KDE)

    I'm trying to use the windows fonts on my linux machine. I've found a nice tutorial which suggests to change the dpi to 96x96 (windows default).

    It seems that i'm not able to change the dpi. I've tried with sax2 => no luck. Manually editing the xorg.conf file => no luck. My dpi remain always the same. I've logged out even rebooted. Same.

    # xdpyinfo | grep dimen
    dimensions: 1600x900 pixels (443x249 millimeters)
    # xdpyinfo | grep resol
    resolution: 92x92 dots per inch

    I've changed the dimensions to 423x238 mm. I should get a 96x96 dpi with these but no. After restarting, xdpyinfo shows the same old settings.

    Any ideas ?

  2. #2
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    Jun 2008
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    Default Re: DPI in openSUSE 11.2 (KDE)

    In KDE go to "Personal Settings">Look and Feel>Appearance>Fonts. There is a drop down menu labeled DPI. Change that to 96. That should do it.
    Don't ask "if" something can be done, for it can always be done. Rather instead ask "How" can it be done.

  3. #3
    SeventhSin NNTP User

    Default Re: DPI in openSUSE 11.2 (KDE)

    Indeed it did it! Thanks.

    I discovered that properly configured drivers don't allow custom settings of the type i was attempting. The "Force fonts DPI" option does the trick tough.

    Man, you guys are fast with the replies. I start loving openSUSE even more.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Darmstadt, Germany

    Default Re: DPI in openSUSE 11.2 (KDE)

    With Kubuntu (9.10) I'm able to replace
    ServerArgsLocal=-br -nolisten tcp
    ServerArgsLocal=-br -nolisten tcp -dpi 96
    in kdmrc. That way the dpi setting also affects the login screen (in contrast to the solution presented by Jonathan_R). Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work/have no effect with openSUSE (11.2). Any ideas/suggestions why? Or a workaround?

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