GUI fonts "magnified" after NVDIA driver installation

Hello all,

I have a splendid SONY Vaio Full HD with a NVIDIA GeForce GT330m.

I have OpenSUSE 11.3 64bits installed.

With the default driver, everything looks good.

Once the official NVIDIA driver is installed, all the GUI fonts are “magnified”. The resolution did not chane (always 1920x1080), but the gui font are so huge that I feel like on my old laptop with screen resolution 1024x800 :frowning:

I checked the configuration, but all fonts are set to 9 or 10 pixels high, but they look much bigger

Thanks for your help.

What is the output of:

xdpyinfo | grep resol


Yes it’s probably a DPI problem. Changing the font size is not a solution.
But also - to make sure that the resolution hasn’t change - please post the output of:

xdpyinfo | grep dimension

I’ve a couple 1920x1200 monitors, and had seen this with one of the systems a while ago, maybe because of the dual monitor setup. Anyway, I had to force fonts to 96 DPI in system settings>appearance>fonts.

Sorry for the late reaction… I had no acces to my suse box.

IL will check everything

Indeed, this was a dpi problem (> 150). I set it to 96 in a .Xdefaults file and now everything is back to normal!

Thanks to all three of you for your help!

No problem :slight_smile:

i know this is an old thread, but i have the exact same issue in opensuse 12.3. for months everything was fine with nouveau driver. long story short i installed nvidia driver the “hard way” to be able to use a webgl app. but ever since, fonts are 2x or 3x the size they should be on login. it is necessary go into appearance->fonts (and here is the wierd part) at which point i click on any unselected rendering option, which makes the fonts shrink immediately to normal. on next login the same thing will happen (the rendering option will be as i left it, but the fonts will be huge again). meanwhile in the in the “fonts rendering options” the dpi is listed as 96.

any ideas?
what would i do with an Xdefaults file? if that might be a solution?

im using opensuse 12.3 with mate
integrated ion gpu (gx 210) with nvidia driver from their website.
using hdmi to tv 1080p, 1920x1080

incidentally, i got same results with “one-click install”, and repo method install of nvidia driver. but since it appeared to be an issue with screen resolution, i tried the “hard way” install. turns out the windows were all gigantic becuse of crazy fonts, althogh it looked like i was running 640x480.

i have never seen this behavior with a similar setup in ubuntu or mint.

ty in advance for suggestions

can’t edit posts? oh well…

this may be a mate desktop issue. everything is normal with gnome-shell… im sad because i don’t ever want to have to use gnome-shell again. and kde would be fine, but i can’t for the life of me get hdmi sound to work in kde4 soo…

still would like some help

This may be better served under the Applications forum - for questions about "Questions about desktops (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc.), software applications (configuration, usage, bugs, documentation)

Anyway, what does the following command report?

xdpyinfo|grep resolution

You can try manually configuring the nvidia settings in /etc/x11/xorg.conf

Try adding the following lines under Section “Monitor”

 Option         "UseEdidDpi" "FALSE"
 Option         "DPI" "96 x 96"