[winswitch] neither --dpi switch or dpi setting in xpra.conf allows me to set the DPI to fixed value
thomase00 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 3 21:18:32 BST 2016
I'm not sure if this is related to my issue, but I have reason to doubt
that the shared libraries that I extracted from the rpm files are actually
In a prior thread, I mentioned that since I don't have admin privileges, I
manually extracted the following rpms
Specifically, I created a directory named on a shared disk
(i.e. <my_xpra_extract_directory>) and extracted the files in each package
in such a way that this directory was effectively the root directory. For
example, the *.so files were extracted to
'<my_xpra_extract_directory>/usr/lib64' directory tree.
I found all of the directories to which I had extracted *.so files and
added those directories to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
When running certain X applications, I get the following error message,
although the application appears to run fine:
ERROR: ld.so: object
LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Also, despite my LD_LIBRARY_PATH setting, my Xorg.:100.log file (I'm using
display :100) reports that it is loading the standard
/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/dummy_drv.so, rather than the patched
How can I be sure that any of the libraries that I have downloaded are
actually being loaded?
On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Thomas Esposito <thomase00 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The fonts rendered by Xorg are very small, and I suspect the reason is
> because the DPI is being set to an unreasonably low value (i.e. 42x28 now,
> but varies depending on the monitor setup). Rather than deal with the
> patched dummy driver, I'm assuming that I should be able to simply fix the
> X DPI to a reasonable value (i.e. 96x96), since that is what I'm accustomed
> to anyway, being a Windows user primarily. I know there are quasi-religious
> arguments about a fixed DPI of 96, particularly with all the high-res
> monitors available now, but I'd rather not get into that.
> Anyway, I've attempted to fix the Xorg DPI by using the '--dpi=96' switch
> on the xpra command line AND by uncommenting the 'dpi = 96' line from the
> default xpra.conf file included with the install (which I have copied to
> ~/.xpra/xpra.conf). In both cases, this does not seem to have any effect,
> and my fonts and DPI remain unreasonably small.
> What am I missing?
> Also interesting, although most likely unrelated, is the output I get when
> running 'xrdb -q':
> gnome.Xft/DPI: 98304
> Xft.hinting: 1
> Xft.antialias: 1
> Xft.dpi: 96
> Xft.rgba: none
> Xcursor.size: 21
> Xft/DPI: 98304
> Xft.hintstyle: hintmedium
> I know the DPI here is for client-side/fontconfig fonts and is unrelated
> to Xorg-rendered fonts, but I find the value of 98304 to be strange here.
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