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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 .....


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Old 09-02-04, 08:06 AM   #2
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Here the XF86Config-4:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/drakfont"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/mdk"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 31-60
VertRefresh 56-75




# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
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Old 09-02-04, 12:58 PM   #3
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problem solved. I just had to open /etc/x11/xdm/xservers and then add '-dpi 100' to the line :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16. Now everything looks just nice :-)
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Default Re: Micro-Fonts after installing nvidia drivers

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problem solved. I just had to open /etc/x11/xdm/xservers and then add '-dpi 100' to the line :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16. Now everything looks just nice :-)
glad to hear... I was searching for a solution for you... but didn't find any yet... (was thinking that maybe you could set your screen to 72 dpi on your xorg.conf...)
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