Some of my Kubuntu-Hoary tweaks

Martin J Hooper martinjh_linux at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Apr 16 10:24:52 UTC 2005


Abdullah Ramazanoglu wrote:
> 2. Statically (non-DDC) setting for small or big fonts.
> Why you might want to do it? Explained at
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=113874&postcount=8
> Here is a summary:
>     - If your monitor is non-DDC, then X defaults to 75 dpi, which
> sometimes proves to be too small.
>     - If your monitor's DDC reading occasionally fails, then with auto DPI
> setting you get normal fonts most of the time, but tiny or huge fonts
> other times.
>     - 75 and 100 dpi fonts are already provided along with X, hence they
> don't need on the fly scaling (CPU friendly), look better when not scaled,
> and either 75 or 100 dpi is quite satisfactory for almost everyone.
> 
> How to do it? There's a newbie friendly (albeit CLI) script at
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=114143&postcount=11
> Or manually as follows:
> 
> sudo kwrite /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc
>     Find the line that says...
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>     ...and change it to either (for big fonts),
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -dpi 100
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>     Or, (for small fonts)
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -dpi 75
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

How do you do this with gdm?

Can't seem to find the config file which launches X...





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