[PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Wed Jun 13 05:11:47 PDT 2012


On 06/13/2012 02:02, Sam Lin wrote:
> Hi Lars,
>
> Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately it does not work. It just gave me 
> an error message as follows:
>
> xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default.
>
> And those applications still have the same tiny fonts after restarting 
> them.
>
> Probably it's time to re-install the whole PCBSD system on this old 
> laptop as it's really too hard for my eyes to read through such tiny 
> fonts...
>
> Regards,
> Sam
>
> On 12 June 2012 07:00, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org 
> <mailto:testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>
>
>
>     Message: 1
>     Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:18:12 +0200
>     From: Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net <mailto:lars.engels at 0x20.net>>
>     To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>     <mailto:testing at lists.pcbsd.org>>
>     Cc: support at lists.pcbsd.org <mailto:support at lists.pcbsd.org>
>     Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4
>     Message-ID: <20120611111812.GT5592 at e-new.0x20.net
>     <mailto:20120611111812.GT5592 at e-new.0x20.net>>
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>     On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 08:25:16PM +1200, Sam Lin wrote:
>     > Hi PCBSDers,
>     >
>     > I am using PCBSD 9.0 on my 8-year old (!) laptop with xfce4
>     being the
>     > desktop. It has been generally okay - until tonight. When I
>     launch PCBSD it
>     > tonight appears that the font in some applications becomes
>     extremely tiny.
>     > I am not sure what's happening here but it's not everything but
>     only some
>     > applications in this system suffer the symptom. For what I meant by
>     > extremely tiny font please see the attached screen shot.
>     >
>     > Some suffered applications I have found so far are:
>     >
>     > - AppCafe
>     > - Opera
>     > - PCBSD Control Panel
>     > - kchmviewer
>     > - digiKam
>     > - EasyPBI
>     > - VLC
>     >
>     > Haven't tried out all applications in this system but it looks
>     like quite a
>     > few stuff related with kde are affected, although some other
>     PBIs have also
>     > been affected e.g. Opera and VLC.
>     >
>     > I am not sure if this is something similar to this old post [
>     > http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=8908], but what could have
>     > triggered this issue? Any solution to this symptom?
>
>     I don't know what's causing this but you can try to change your DPI
>     settings:
>
>     $ xrandr --dpi 72
>     or
>     $ xrandr --dpi 120
>
>     and then restart the application that has too small fonts.
>
>
>
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It almost sounds like the default font size for Qt applications was set 
really low (all the programs you mentioned are Qt apps I believe). It is 
possible that you can simply reset the default font size somehow, I am 
not sure how to do that at the moment though.

-- 
~~ Ken Moore ~~
PC-BSD/iXsystems

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