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Re: [opensuse] 12.1 fubar windowmanager & displaymanager for Gnome needs fixup
On 2011/12/10 15:40 (GMT-0500) Felix Miata composed:

KDM works only almost as it should (does get me into KDE), so I want to try
GDM again (now that I'm booting with gnome.fallback=1), which similarly only
almost works. The almost part is neither login manager presents an option to
open a Gnome session. I tried Metacity, but that produced no apparent
reaction when selected. I'm thinking if I had the original subject files, at
least GDM ought to present an option to open a Gnome session, and I could
then figure out how to get KDM to do the same thing.

Turns out in my effort to ensure that Network*Manager* would not take the place of traditional ifup and resolv.conf, I taboo'd too many Network*Manager* packages, with the result that about 2/3 of a Gnome install was not installed due to its inane inability to not have NetworkManager complicating life. /usr/share/xsessions had only 3 files, none of which included the string 'nome'. I don't need to "fix" windowmanager or displaymanager, because Gnome can be started from KDM3.

Now if only it were so easy to figure out how to get Gnome to unforce DPI to 96 and obey DisplaySize. Text in GTK apps is about 1/8 the size of that in KDE apps, and gnome-control-center shows no option to do anything about fonts. :-( Oh, fonts are in gnome-tweak-tool, which won't run without gnome-shell installed, which doesn't like to be installed due to failed "dependence" on NetworkManager-gnome. Sheesh.

And then there's no way to set the font scaling to the desired value. It's adjustable only by slider, which jumps all over the place as you try to get a desired size, no way to type in the desired value (15/8=187.5%) to match KDE's automatic computation from X's DisplaySize that computes to 180 DPI (15*12; 12 being a harmonic font multiple, like 96, 120, 144 & 192). The size picked by the scaler gets buried in the binary ~/.config/dconf/user.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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