[PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4

Curt Dox tigersharke at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 13:34:58 PDT 2012


On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:11 AM, Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  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> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:18:12 +0200
>> From: Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net>
>> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>> Cc: support at lists.pcbsd.org
>> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4
>> Message-ID: <20120611111812.GT5592 at e-new.0x20.net>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>
>> 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 ~~
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I seem to recall having weird font size issues with NetBSD on an old
Optiplex, which was solved by removing the xorg.conf file. Simply renaming
it would have the same effect.
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