Resolution Issues Kubuntu Gutsy 32 bit Thinkpad T61P

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Thu Mar 27 04:14:24 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 26 March 2008, Doug Stryjew wrote:

> Thanks for helping. Here is the output from that command:
>  resolution:    147x145 dots per inch
> I'll do some research. Thanks again.

That sounds like it could actually be the answer.  I'm not exactly a math 
whiz, but I came up with 124ish, thinking it might be bogus because 120 is a 
more common number.  147 seems way out of line, though a better question is 
why do you get one figure when you log in, and presumably another one on the 
KDM screen?  That would imply some user space configuration issue, but I'm 
not aware of any way to configure this sort of thing in user space.

Anyway, you might get some traction out of this:

This bit looks particularly promising:

  I have essentially the same problem, and there is no need to do anything  
  complicated to solve; simply take a ruler, measure the horizontal and
  vertical dimensions of your monitor (in millimeters). Then, add one line in
  xorg.conf under Section "Monitor":
  DisplaySize x y
  Example, this the relevant section in my xorg.conf:
  Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
     VendorName "Unknown"
     ModelName "CRT-0"
     HorzSync 30.0-70.0
     VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
     DisplaySize 430 270
  where my monitor is 430mm by 270mm.
  Restart Xorg by CTRL+ALT+Backspace and the fonts should now be ok.

D. Michael McIntyre 

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