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Re: some changes for (slightly) faster boot



On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 15:30 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le jeudi 06 janvier 2005 à 09:01 -0500, Alan Cox a écrit :
> > On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 03:23:53PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > So to me we're better off just saying "the desktop should dynamically
> > > adapt to various resolutions" for example (we really need to do that
> > > anyhow, for the default configuration).
> > 
> > SGI had per desktop profiles on IRIX as an option. In most respects I'd second 
> > Havoc that if the desktop would just mind its own business the world will be
> > happy. That will need tools like metacity to grow up and start behaving 
> > better. It would also need smarter awareness of resolution and dpi - eg if
> > I move from 1600x1200 analog to 1024x768 on the laptop tft the right move
> > for gnome-terminal is smaller fonts not 40x16 windows.
> 
> ie use the real dpi setting as provided by xorg instead of forcing 96
> dpi everywhere to match windows (and add a user-side relative zoom
> factor to take into account people with bad eyes)
> 
> With modern screens you get nicer display with the highest dpi available
> instead of limiting yourself to 96 anyway.
> 
> Regards,

Sometimes the DPI returned from the DDC probe isn't accurate,
however . . .

As a side note and "me too!" though, my SGI 1600SW flat panel *does*
report DPI correctly at 108 (or 106, I can't remember) and unless I
manually change this, the sub-pixel anti-aliasing produces very visible
green and red outlines.

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