[Bug 520055] [NEW] Live CD on large screens

lnxusr bjwest at westlot.net
Wed Feb 10 20:04:21 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kdm

The *buntu trio (ku, u & x) don't handle large screen displays well
during install.  I put together a Media Center PC and installed Kubuntu
9.10.  During the install from the live CD, the text is way too small to
read on my 53 inch TV.  This is an easy fix for someone familiar with
Linux (open /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc and append '-dpi 120' to the end of the
ServerArgsLocal line), but needs to be addressed.

Large screen TVs are becoming the norm, and people are going to want to
give Linux a try on their MC PCs.  Ubuntu needs to either be able to
detect this, or have a boot menu option on the live CD to select or set
the dpi size.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Feb 10 13:38:43 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/kdm
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: kdm 4:4.3.2-0ubuntu7.1
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: kdebase-workspace
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686
XsessionErrors: (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1797): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

** Affects: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

Live CD on large screens
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