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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    The simplest solution I found was to edit /etc/default/console-setup to set
    FONT="Lat7-Terminus32x16.psf.gz"
    and comment out everything else except the ACTIVE_CONSOLES line.

    You can apply this immediately with `setupcon`, and it will be applied after rebooting as well.
    Specifying a full font name works around possible font naming issues described in http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...s-after-reboot

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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    Two methods (possibly need both):
    1. In /etc/default/grub set-up GRUB_GFXMODE=auto.
    2. From "# hwinfo --framebuffer" find the hexadecimal value of the resolution you need.

    Convert the Hex value to decimal and use the decimal value for 'vga=XXX' in the boot parameters.

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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    Convert the Hex value to decimal and use the decimal value for 'vga=XXX' in the boot parameters.
    The hex value should work as well, e.g. "vga=0x117".
    There's no need to convert it to decimal.

    But please note that vga only works with non-KMS drivers (e.g. nvidia).
    With KMS (radeon, nouveau, intel) you need the "video=XXXxYYY" parameter as I mentioned already.

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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    Not sure if this is the right thread.

    I'm tweaking the UX305CA, 3200 x1800, 276 dpi, following advice here, KDE looks stunning

    However, even with correct detection of hardware and best attempts with xrandr I cannot get the KDE login screen bigger than microscopic.

    Advice gratefully received

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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    Quote Originally Posted by gerrygavigan View Post
    Not sure if this is the right thread.

    I'm tweaking the UX305CA, 3200 x1800, 276 dpi, following advice here, KDE looks stunning

    However, even with correct detection of hardware and best attempts with xrandr I cannot get the KDE login screen bigger than microscopic.

    Advice gratefully received
    Peculiarly, if the session times out the login display is supersized, but if I log out it returns to microscopic, so it looks like it's a login manager issue and this is the wrong thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrygavigan View Post
    However, even with correct detection of hardware and best attempts with xrandr I cannot get the KDE login screen bigger than microscopic.
    The login screen is completely independent of the desktop environment and the user session.

    I don't know what you tried, but it should work for the login screen to add an appropriate xrandr command to /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup.

    This thread was about the text mode console though, so yes, you are indeed in the wrong thread...

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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    I find this page:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI
    has most of the tweaks needed for “high resolution” laptop screens.
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    Default Re: HIDPI System tty fonts too small

    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    Sorry, I missed out the detail with regard to Linux console fonts.

    I add the
    terminus-bitmap-fonts package with Yast then edit
    /etc/vconsole.conf
    Code:
    y3:~ # cat /etc/vconsole.conf
    KEYMAP=uk
    y3:~ # echo "FONT=ter-v32n" | cat >> /etc/vconsole.conf
    y3:~ # cat /etc/vconsole.conf
    KEYMAP=uk
    FONT=ter-v32n
    y3:~ #
    This doubles the size of the console fonts, which suits my screen.
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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