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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:10 am    Post subject: Improve Display Crispness and Quality! Reply with quote

My laptop's screen was fairly ugly previously - text was too small and hard to read, and I thought it was because I was running at a terribly high resolution. I ran xrandr -q and set DisplaySize in the Monitor section of my XF86Config to the values it gave, and BAM! Everything is now crisp, clear, and easy to read.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of laptop did you have? Could you post a screenshot?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, with LCDs there isn't a whole lot resolution options if you want crisp display.

Anything beside its native resolution is going to be interpolated, which means uglification.

It is important to work at native resolution whenever possible, as this means that one pixel from graphic card is shown on exactly one pixel on LCD.

Exception is when LCD resolution is exact multiple of current resolution.
But who would buy 1600x1200 LCD and work on 800x600 ? :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not really sure what settings this info corresponds to in my X86Config-4. Could you be more specific?
Code:
# xrandr -q
 SZ:    Pixels          Physical       Refresh
*0   1280 x 1024   ( 342mm x 271mm )  *75 
 1   1024 x 768    ( 342mm x 271mm )   75 
 2    832 x 624    ( 342mm x 271mm )   75 
 3    800 x 600    ( 342mm x 271mm )   72 
 4    640 x 480    ( 342mm x 271mm )   75 
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I wonder what did you mean when using xrandr -q command

here`s my output:

Code:
 SZ:    Pixels          Physical       Refresh
*0   1280 x 1024   ( 433mm x 347mm )  *85   75   60 
 1   1280 x 960    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   60 
 2   1152 x 864    ( 433mm x 347mm )   75 
 3   1024 x 768    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   70   60 
 4    960 x 720    ( 433mm x 347mm )   60 
 5    928 x 696    ( 433mm x 347mm )   60 
 6    896 x 672    ( 433mm x 347mm )   60 
 7    832 x 624    ( 433mm x 347mm )   75 
 8    800 x 600    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   72   70   65   60   56 
 9    700 x 525    ( 433mm x 347mm )   75   60 
 10   640 x 512    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   60 
 11   640 x 480    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   73   60 
 12   720 x 400    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85 
 13   640 x 400    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85 
 14   576 x 432    ( 433mm x 347mm )   75 
 15   640 x 350    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85 
 16   512 x 384    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   70   60 
 17   416 x 312    ( 433mm x 347mm )   75 
 18   400 x 300    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   72   60   56 
 19   320 x 240    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85   75   73   60 
 20   320 x 200    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85 
 21   320 x 175    ( 433mm x 347mm )   85 
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none


what do you suggest ??
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm no one knows what to do?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess the whole thing is simply bullshit
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The DisplaySize option of the Monitor section of XF86Config tells X the physical dimensions of your monitor in millimeters. It uses that information to determine the correct DPI based on resolution. So if you put
Code:
DisplaySize "433 347"
in the Monitor section (assuming those are the right width and height values), X can do a better job with text. In some cases, you won't notice a difference, but if your text is unreasonably screwed, it's worth a shot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome - thanks a lot for the reply Iazarusrat =)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lazarusrat wrote:
Code:
DisplaySize "433 347"


Xorg doesn't like the quotation marks, so in xorg.conf it should be

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DisplaySize 433 347

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