> According to your bug report your DPI is set
> to (147, 145), which would certainly explain
> the huge fonts.
ah ha. yep, thanks.
> I'd suggest seeing the driver README's discussion of DPI.
what I hadn't put in my orig description was that I was also futzing around with an external monitor, a Dell 2407WFP, which is very much physically larger than the builtin LCD on the lapstation.
So I'd been messing around with trying to get nvidia-settings to set things up such that, using twinview, I could switch back & forth between the builtin LCD and the external monitor.
I believe the huge font thing showed up after I'd disconnected the external monitor and was still playing with nvidia-settings.
Anyway, since my xorg.conf file doesn't at this time say squat about DPI, and /var/log/Xorg.0.log reports..
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (147, 145); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
..I'm wondering if somehow the EDID info from the larger external monitor somehow got cached locally and the NVIDIA driver is somehow picking it up at init time?
Perhaps my xorg.conf file should disallow use of EDID
and I'm still trying to figure out how to use an external monitor, but will post that in a different thread.