Font sizes and the Nvidia driver for Solaris
By blogfinger on Jan 13, 2008
I just thought it might help if I describe a small problem I had with my Solaris Nevada system and the Nvidia driver. A really great driver: stable, very fast screen refresh, antialising, and it comes with a useful tool which even can show the GPU chip temperature.
Sometimes, after logging in, the font sizes are relatively small, and I found the following entry in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device CRT-1's EDID; cannot compute DPI (==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
And in those cases where correct (larger) fonts were set, I found:
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (109, 108); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
A colleague recommended to use the following command to set the font size for a specific user:$ gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/font_rendering/dpi -t float 108
On the web, there's another way mentioned to solve this problem: Set the DPI size to a fixed value in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Section "Device" Identifier "NvidiaTwin" ... Option "UseEdidDpi" "FALSE" Option "DPI" "86 x 86" ...
I haven't tested yet but would expect it would work as well, by replacing the DPI values by appropriate ones.