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Monday, March 8th 2004, 11:29am

Changing font resolution in KDE

I'm using the MS TT fonts under KDE and they scale abnormally compared to under Windows XP at its default resolution. Either kdm or xdm (can't figure out which) insists on setting the font resolution at 81 dpi. This makes, for example, "Arial 10" look smaller under KDE than on Windows.

I'd like to set the resolution at 96 dpi like Windows, especially so web sites will render closer to how they were intended (unfortunately the web is designed mostly on 'doze machines :cry:). Setting dpi under Gnome is easy via the Gnome Control Center GUI. I can't find anything comparable in KDE.

Here's the relevant specs of my KDE box:

SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional
kernel 2.4.21
KDE 3.1.4

Athlon XP 2400+
1 GB Corsair PC3200 RAM
Abit NF7-S mobo w/Nvidia nForce2 chipset
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB DDR RAM
set to 1024x768 @ 24 bit color @ 60 Hz refresh


Monday, March 8th 2004, 8:30pm

Changing font resolution in KDE


You can change the dpi in kdm configuration. In the file /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers, add -dpi 96 after /usr/X11R6/bin/X :

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -dpi 96 -nolisten tcp vt7

Hope it will be useful ;)...

Henri L. 8)


Tuesday, March 9th 2004, 3:37am

Re: Changing font resolution in KDE

Strange, I posted a reply earlier but now it's gone.

Anyhow, thanks for your help! It worked and my TT fonts are scaling properly now. :D


Tuesday, March 9th 2004, 8:12am

Well, maybe it is a bug. I will look for a bug report...

read you,