[xubuntu-users] Changing my monitors DPI setting

Canol Gokel canol.gokel at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 26 08:34:54 UTC 2007

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From: hex1a4 <hex1a4 at hex1a4.net>
To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:03:44 PM
Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Changing my monitors DPI setting

On Sun, 25 Nov 2007, Canol Gokel wrote:

> Unfortunately it didn't worked either. When I configured it, the
 monitor changed into 640*480 and when I restarted the computer it returned
 to the old settings although the new lines on xorg.conf were still
 there. But I will try it again.

You probably set the wrong values.  Anyway, if that didn't work try the

If you're using the 'nvidia' driver add this to your "Device" section

Option "UseEdidDpi" "False"
Option "DPI" "96 x 96"

AND add

Xft.dpi: 96

to ~/.config/xfce/Xft.xrdb

You might also want to try starting X with the -dpi 96 option by 
adding it in /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc

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I controlled my settings over and over from different sites and it is right I think. My Monitor is a standard Samsung CRT monitor.

I use Intel driver, I think, because it is an Intel onboard graphics card.

The problem is that there is no "~/.config/xfce/Xft.xrdb" file in my installation (I checked the "show hidden files" option)  :D I don't know if it something with Xubuntu 7.10 but there is no file called like that on that folder. I tried to create one myself but it didn't changed anything. Maybe it is somewhere else? I couldn't find something called "Find File" in Xubuntu so I cannot search for it, maybe I should write a script with Python or something :D

I tried -dpi 96 solution (it was set to 100) but nothing happened again :(

I had this problem with Fedora, too, but I could manage to change it via control panel. I don't have such a problem in Ubuntu and Pardus distributions.

By the way, why should I reply below the message, my mail program automatically puts me to above it (and no option to change that (Yahoo! Mail)) :D

Thanks for your reply...

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