(fwd) Re: Bug#570936: xserver-xorg-video-geode: DPI incorrect on XO-1

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at bga.com
Tue Feb 23 18:03:59 EST 2010

It is likely that this Xorg change explains the VERY TINY text I saw
when I ran the recent soas-testing-day-13-02-10.iso build on my XO-1.

If one goes upstream from Bug#570936, one comes to an explanation by
Daniel Stone:
>> > It was chosen in order to make display of web pages using Xorg more consistent
>> > with the way they get displayed on Windows, which by default assumes 96.
>> Is it an official position of X.org developers? Is it documented anywhere?
> Sure, consider it an official position.  ... 
> I do agree that being able to configure the reported DPI (or just Option
> "DontForce96DPI") would be entirely useful, but I can't see us changing
> anything in the near future, particularly if it breaks web page display.

I wonder how many of the developers -- who chose to change Xorg to now
ALWAYS tell applications that the DPI is 96 -- are using Windows on a
small (laptop or netbook) system ?


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