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Old 09-02-04, 05:15 AM   #1
edgarK
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Angry Micro-Fonts after installing nvidia drivers

I have successfully installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run for my NVIDIA GeForce 5200 card on a Mandrake 10.0 system Everything seems to be alright --- apart from the font-sizes. At 1024 * 768 the fonts are so small, that they are almost impossible to read. I can increase the font-sizes of most KDE apps, but that doesn't help me with OpenOffice and other programs.

My monitor is a Packard Bell FT500 15" TFT Monitor.

Its screen size is 362 * 346 (Millimeter)

Interestingly, if I do a 'xdpyinfo --grep-screensize' it reports the monitor's screensize as only being 347 * 260 mm.

This seems to me to be the core of the problem. Now the interesting question: How do I fix it????

I hope someone has a better idea, because I really don't want to end up having to use a magnifying glass every time I try to read something on my monitor.

I suppose I'll have to add some sort of entry to the XF86Config-4 file, but although I read the man-page thoroughly I couldn't find a clue .....


Last edited by edgarK; 09-02-04 at 05:17 AM. Reason: spelling
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