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Re: Can I set DPI for login window (GDM)?



Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:54:16 -0800
> Konstantin Svist wrote:
>
>   
>> I connected my computer to a 52" TV (1920x1080, HDMI) - and it shows me
>> huge fonts on the login window. They're so large, that some of the text
>> runs off screen.
>>
>> Is there a way I can tell it to use the normal (96?) DPI?
>>     
>
> That's weird. I have the opposite problem with a big monitor. The DPI
> computed from the actual EDID info is really small so it figures
> fonts about 4 pixels high will be what it wants.
>
> In any case, it is possible to fix (though a pain in the patoot):
>
> http://home.att.net/~Tom.Horsley/stick.html#GDM%20Font%20Size
>
> Basically you need to make it look as though the user named "gdm"
> has run the gnome appearance properties app and set his default
> font DPI (since GDM is running as user GDM).
>
>   

Ah okay, makes sense. Faking the appearance properties shouldn't be too
hard, I just didn't know that's what would do the trick. Also didn't
know it runs a user gdm. For some reason I thought it would be root.

Thanks Tom!


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