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screen dpi problem.

Postby cylent » Tue Dec 31, 2013 18:54

i am really losing my head on this one.

i have two laptops. one is a thinkpad x220 and the other is a thinkpad t430u.
the t430u is a 14inch and the x220 is a 12inch. both have the same resolution of 1366x768.

Both laptops show the same results:

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[email protected] ~ $ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
  dimensions:    1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters)
[email protected] ~ $ xdpyinfo | grep resolution
  resolution:    96x96 dots per inch


ok so wheres the problem you ask?

well on the x220 the Gnome3 windows borders look much cleaner and are smaller as if portraying a higher resolution although still the same as the t430u.

on the t430u i have to shrink the fonts a bit to fit more on the screen while on the x220 i dont really have to.

why are things uglier on the t430u and what can i do to fix this "fitting more on the screen" feeling?

i am just trying to figure out whats going on here.
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Re: screen dpi problem.

Postby Stupot » Tue Dec 31, 2013 21:33

Are they using the same graphics driver?
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Re: screen dpi problem.

Postby cylent » Tue Dec 31, 2013 21:43

Default sabayon 14 install. lsmod shows 915 driver loaded.
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Re: screen dpi problem.

Postby Stupot » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:19

Right, but the X220 has intel HD 3000 graphics.

The T430u actually has the intel/nvidia Optimus dual gpu thingy going on.

But after reading through your first post again, it doesn't seem like that is the problem. Sounds like it's a gnome setting (which is weird that it's different). I don't run gnome, so I'm not really going to be of much help, but this sounds like what you are looking for:

http://patrickshansyd.blogspot.com/2012 ... -font.html
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