[openbox] system fonts have become much larger

Louis-David Mitterrand vindex+lists-openbox at apartia.org
Mon Apr 20 10:09:25 EDT 2015

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 08:09:38AM -0400, Jim Rees wrote:
> Sounds like someone may have changed your display resolution. The display
> itself has a resolution you can check with "xdpyinfo |grep dots". I'm not
> sure how you set that. Xft has its own idea of display resolution which you
> set with the Xft.dpi X resource. There may be a way to set it in .fonts.conf
> too, I'm not sure.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 09:24:58AM +0300, TT wrote:
> I had something similar happen when I changed my graphic driver - from
> nouveau to proprietary nvidia and vice versa.

I found the solution, but not the problem itself :)

Changing my display manager from gdm3 to lightdm fixes it: my fonts are
back to normal.

On this Lenovo Yoga2 Pro laptop the screen's native resolution is an
insane 3200x1800 for 13". So I found a modeline on a user's blog for
half that resolution (which, strangely, is not offered by xrandr) and
put it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf

	Section "Monitor"
		Identifier   "eDP1"
		# 1600x900 59.95 Hz (CVT 1.44M9) hsync: 55.99 kHz; pclk: 118.25 MHz
		Modeline "1600x900 at 60"  118.25  1600 1696 1856 2112  900 903 908 934 -hsync +vsync
		Option "PreferredMode" "1600x900 at 60"

So after some "dist-upgrade" gdm3 probably decided to ignore that
modeline and configured fonts for a lower resolution.

All is fine now with lightdm, including anti-aliased fonts.


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