Sunday, October 22, 2006

nvidia vs nv and font sizes

 
I've been using the proprietary nvidia driver for the X server for quite some time, but I wanted to give the free nv another try. One thing which immediately annoyed me was the smaller font sizes when using nv. I solved this by adding a

DisplaySize    370 300

 directive to the Monitor section of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf configuration file. This basically tells X how big my monitor is in millimeters and X uses this to calculate an optimal font scale factor. 
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