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    Good day everyone!

    I did a new install of openSUSE 13.1 x64 today from a USB drive. Unfortunately, I have ran into some major issues.

    My graphics adapter is a AMD Radeon 280x with closed source drivers, had same issue with OSS drivers too.

    My issue is everything is huge! I'm not too crazy about manually changing gnome's dpi and mouse pointer size because some apps do not follow those settings. I want to change system wide dpi to normal. My display size is 1920x1200 and my resolution is indeed correct.

    Please help!

    Here is a picture of my issue.

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    Examine /var/log/Xorg.0.log for reported DPI size, or run
    Code:
    xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
    to see what is reported.

    You can use the xrandr command to dynamically set it for testing purposes like this for example (as regular user)
    Code:
    xrandr --dpi 96x96
    To make it perssitent, you'd need to set it via /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-monitor.conf within the 'Monitor' section eg

    Code:
    Option                 "DPI" "96 x 96"

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Examine /var/log/Xorg.0.log for reported DPI size, or run
    Code:
    xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
    to see what is reported.

    You can use the xrandr command to dynamically set it for testing purposes like this for example (as regular user)
    Code:
    xrandr --dpi 96x96
    To make it perssitent, you'd need to set it via /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-monitor.conf within the 'Monitor' section eg

    Code:
    Option                 "DPI" "96 x 96"

    Thank You very much for your reply! Unfortunately, the issue still remains. Is there anything else I can do?

    EDIT: I'm going back to KDE. I didn't have any issues with it there.

    Here is an image:


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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    On Fri 06 Dec 2013 06:46:02 PM CST, f0rk b0mb wrote:

    Here is an image:

    [image: http://i.imgur.com/VpVgGN6.png]
    Hi
    But you didn't change the dpi settings?

    Code:
    xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
    screen #0:
    dimensions:    1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters)
    resolution:    96x96 dots per inch
    
    xrandr --dpi 104x104
    
    xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
    screen #0:
    dimensions:    1366x768 pixels (333x187 millimeters)
    resolution:    104x104 dots per inch
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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    You didn't tell us what your original DPI setting was reported as. (I gave you the command to run to determine that.) It may be that you have to decrease your DPI values...

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    I'm not a Gnome user, (so don't treat this as gospel), but I've read that Gnome 3 hard codes DPI to 96x96 (refer below)

    gnome - How do I change the font DPI settings? - Ask Ubuntu
    How to find and change the screen DPI? - Ask Ubuntu

    and there are recommendations to set the desired ratio with

    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor <ratio value>
    For example, if 120x120 is required, then 120/96=1.25, so you'd do
    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor 1.25
    Gnome users, please feel free to chime in here with advice...

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    On Fri 06 Dec 2013 10:36:02 PM CST, deano ferrari wrote:


    I'm not a Gnome user, (so don't treat this as gospel), but I've read
    that Gnome 3 hard codes DPI to 96x96 (refer below)

    'gnome - How do I change the font DPI settings? - Ask Ubuntu'
    (http://tinyurl.com/d4pg6k9)
    'How to find and change the screen DPI? - Ask Ubuntu'
    (http://tinyurl.com/q4fq95f)

    and there are recommendations to set the desired ratio with


    Code:
    --------------------
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor
    <ratio value> --------------------


    For example, if 120x120 is required, then 120/96=1.25, so you'd do

    Code:
    --------------------
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor 1.25
    --------------------


    Gnome users, please feel free to chime in here with advice...


    Hi
    The same can be done via the tweak tool... but yes that is the way to
    do it. It only works to 1 decimal place as well.

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    The same can be done via the tweak tool... but yes that is the way to
    do it. It only works to 1 decimal place as well.

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    Thanks Malcolm.

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    There is something seriously wrong here.

    I went to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-monitor.conf and placed Option "DPI" "96 x 96" in the correct section, rebooted and now my system is stuck at plymouth.

    It has to be because my graphics card is extremely new and not well supported or buggy beta drivers.

    I have never experience these issues with 12.3 or any other version of SUSE.



    Thanks guys. I'm headed back to KDE. I did not experience DPI issues there so it is defiantly a GNOME bug. Where can I file a bug report?

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    Default Re: [Help!] Gnome DPI Issues

    On Sat 07 Dec 2013 12:36:02 AM CST, f0rk b0mb wrote:


    There is something seriously wrong here.

    I went to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-monitor.conf and placed Option
    "DPI" "96 x 96" in the correct section, rebooted and now my
    system is stuck at plymouth.

    It has to be because my graphics card is extremely new and not well
    supported or buggy beta drivers.

    I have never experience these issues with 12.3 or any other version of
    SUSE.



    Thanks guys. I'm headed back to KDE. I did not experience DPI issues
    there so it is defiantly a GNOME bug. Where can I file a bug report?


    Hi
    So what gpu do you have?

    Have a look here;
    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Submitting_bug_reports

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