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Display fonts too small to read

Discussion in 'KDE' started by WSabey, May 1, 2012.

  1. WSabey

    WSabey New Member

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    Hi, I just installed FreeBSD on my machine, and I've got as far as running KDE without running into anything I couldn't fix. However, now I've come across a weird problem where all the text is too small to read, it's maybe 2-3 pixels tall. Without being able to read anything, I haven't even been able to find the controls for increasing the font size to compensate, let alone having any idea what's actually causing the problem. I'm new to FreeBSD and don't really have any idea what might be causing this, so I have no idea what configuratiom files it might be. If anything will help, please let me know and I'll post it as soon as I can.
     
  2. caesius

    caesius New Member

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    KDE 3 or 4? How did you install it?

    Try deleting your KDE settings, and restarting KDE.

    rm -rf ~/.kde*
     
  3. WSabey

    WSabey New Member

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    Ok, I ssh'd in from my laptop and deleted everything in ~/.kde4, but I'm afraid that didn't help any. I'm using KDE4, installed from ports with:
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    cd /usr/ports/X11/kde4
    sudo make build
    sudo make install
    sudo make clean
     
  4. WSabey

    WSabey New Member

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    OK, I managed to fix it. I was reading around, and I found some stuff on setting up screen resolution in xorg.conf, and when I did that the writing got clearer. Still no bigger, but clear enough to read, and I could find my way to the fonts settings to force fonts to 96 DPI, which fixed it. So, what should I do now? I would edit the first post with the solution, but I don't see an edit button.