[PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4

Sam Lin semin2006 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 04:13:03 PDT 2012


On 14 June 2012 23:12, Sam Lin <semin2006 at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 14 June 2012 01:26, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>> Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:11:47 -0400
>> From: Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org>
>> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4
>>
>>
>> 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>>
>> >     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 ~~
>> PC-BSD/iXsystems
>>
>
> Strangely enough, I didn't turn on the old laptop with xfce4 yesterday,
> and was just about to re-install the whole system tonight. Then I noted
> that all those tiny font's are now back to normal for no reason - I haven't
> even started re-installing the system yet.
>
> This is really bizarre...
>
> Regards,
> Sam
>
>
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