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    X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    Okay, this is how I got my fonts in Gentoo fixed. It's for those that are in the same boat as I when installing any form of Linux.

    Okay, when I installed Gentoo my X fonts were about the size of a pin head. Mainly because I run in 1600x1200. I couldn't figure this out because with all my other Linux installations the fonts were always nice.

    What is came down to was the X dpi resolution. Typically on all my other machines this was set to 112. However on my Gentoo machine this was set to 75. Yeah much smaller. Since I don't use a graphical login, I havn't figured a way to make this stick, but you can force X into 112 dpi by using the command: startx -- -dpi 112 or any other value you so choose.

    Ok last but not least. This is for those that want the fonts a little large even still in some areas that not in the X dpi setting can get you. In your XF86Config file there should be a line FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" Just make sure that's above FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" and watch your fonts grow

    Hope this helps those that are having problems with fonts.
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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    I run this when my DE boots up:
    echo "Xft.dpi:96 " | xrdb -merge -
    i think that puts my dpi to 96. :P :P :
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    lol, the default dpi size is also the size of the print in the install manual, me thinks....

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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    Probably, if you're using dpi 75 then Mozilla is going to use that. It's best to set Mozilla up so it uses 100 dpi. It can be set standalone.
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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    moz can be told to use the system setting, or another setting
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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    cool :P

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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    Quote Originally Posted by alastair
    moz can be told to use the system setting, or another setting
    Yeah, that's what I said in so many words
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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    i noticed when i was in links though... :

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    Re:X Fonts & How to adjust their size.

    Yeah, that's what I said in so many words
    balh.. whatever.....
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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