Bug#473260: huge font (unreadable) in gdmgreeter

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Sat Mar 29 17:43:16 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 17:29 +0100, oc-spam66 wrote:
> I installed a debian stable from scratch on my laptop. I upgraded to
> Lenny. Now, the gdm greeting screen has a problem : the font used for
> entering user/password is huge and unreadable (see attached picture
> where I typed the letters "abc"). The menus at the bottom ("Language",
> "Session", "Actions") are also not useable because the font is so
> huge.


It's possible your video driver doesn't report the correct DPI value to
gdm. You can try to set it manually in the configuration file, or by
using gdmsetup. You need to append something like "-dpi 96" to the
server command by clicking on "Configure X Server" button on the
"Security" tab.

Sven Arvidsson
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