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[opensuse] Re: display size
  • From: Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:19:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <epd67d$u91$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Istvan Gabor wrote:

>> I'd like to suggest that if nice fonts matter to you, that you at
> least
>> test, if not switch to permanently, either:
>> 1-choose a display resolution that calculates as close as
> possible to
>> exactly 96 DPI for your display (only if your display is not a
> flat
>> panel, otherwise stick to the flat panel's native resolution), or
>> 2-choose the highest display resolution your display supports
> for your
>> choice of color depth. This is not always the same as the
> highest
>> resolution your monitor's specs claim.
> Thanks for the answers.
> I read the NVIDIA driver's README file and it said that the
> values specified in xorg.conf file are overridden by the values
> supplied by EDID/DDC. So one have to use the option
> Option "UseEDIDDpi" "FALSE"
> for making xorg.conf's own DPI setting into effect.
> Really, after diasabling UseEDIDDpi xpdyinfo reported the
> correct dimensions.
> Now turning back to your advice, changing the resolution to
> higher: I would like to keep 1024x768 @ 85Hz (LG Flatron 17"
> CRT monitor, 16" diagonal viewable). Setting dimensions to the
> real monitor values (325x244 mm) gives ~80 DPI.
> What if I raise DPI by applying false dimensions, eg 271x203
> mm (what should give ~96 DPI)?
> Or setting dimensions to 345x260 mm what should give ~75
> DPI?
> Which one would be better and how does it affect resolution for
> other stuff than fonts?
This depends on (for) "your eyes only". ;-))


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