Some apps display 1/4 size

Homer fsunoles at
Fri Feb 2 21:28:02 UTC 2007

On 2/2/07, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at> wrote:
> On Friday 02 February 2007 12:27 pm, Homer wrote:
> > no matter where it is run, it looks fine on OLD's monitor and small on
> > NEW's monitor.
> This suggests one thing right off.  DPI.  Investigate the DPI setting of NEW's
> monitor.  I'm not sure what these apps have in common, or how they differ
> from Firefox and the other things you had displayed, but there's something
> there that makes them similar, and they share a common configuration
> base that's confused about monitor DPI.
> If you can't figure out the common thread any other way, try using
> strace -eopen (or strace -f -eopen if either of these spawns child processes
> along the way) again, and compare the streams to see what configuration
> files they open in common.  Output from strace goes to stderr, so if you
> want to capture it, be sure to redirect like
> strace -eopen gv 2> gv.output

As I started to look into DPI it dawned on me that a couple of weeks
ago I installed the nvidia driver.  I just tried gv with the nv driver
and it works fine.  I ran the above command under both drivers and the
result is the same.

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