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Re: [opensuse] fonts after kernel update
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:29:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <45A28D7B.3020004@xxxxxx>
On 2007/01/08 18:48 (GMT+0100) Istvan Gabor apparently typed:

> I've experienced recently something that never before.
> On a 10.1 system I updated the kernel from 2.6.16.21-0.13-
> default to 2.6.16.27-0.6-default. Naturally I had to rebuild the
> NVIDIA driver too. After starting my KDE (3.5.5 "release
> 45.1") desktop I noticed that the fonts on the desktop are
> much larger than before. Also the menu, taskbar etc. fonts
> were increased.
> I guess this could be caused by the rebuilt NVIDIA drivers.
> However as I used the same NVIDIA package as before (with
> the previous kernel) the reason in the difference should lie in
> the different kernel. Can someone explain this phenomena?

Your X DPI is different now than it was before you changed your driver.
Check before and after xorg.conf files for "UseEDID". It may not have
been used before but is now, or vice versa. If enabled now, try
disabling it, or vice versa.

On DPI and fonts generally, here are some resources:
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/auth/Font/fonts-linux-about.html
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Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata *** http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/
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