Some apps display 1/4 size

Homer fsunoles at
Fri Feb 2 23:14:54 UTC 2007

On 2/2/07, Homer <fsunoles at> wrote:
> 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.

Self reply, but wanted to add a bit more before heading home for the
weekend.  I ran "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" and that seems to
have gotten that proprietary application working, but gv is still
displaying small.  I have a workaround for gv though.  I set the
default size to 2.000 from 1.000.  I'm still interested in suggestions
if folks have them.

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