Boxes for do not scale with font (i.e. non default DPI makes it look funny)

Bug #46709 reported by Daniel Robitaille
10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
feisty-gdm-themes (Ubuntu)
Medium
Ubuntu Artwork Team

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-artwork

bug initially reported using reportbug

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Adam Luter <email address hidden>
To: Ubuntu Bug Tracking System <email address hidden>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 01:52:40 -0400
Subject: ubuntu-artwork: Boxes for do not scale with font (i.e. non default DPI makes it look funny)
Package: ubuntu-artwork
Version: 24
Severity: minor

Specifically the username/password box on my system is too small if I set my DPI correctly (rather than choose the default 75 dpi).

My display is 145 dpi rather than a usual 70-100. So my fonts are much larger (pixel-wise) than usual. But the theme seems to not take this possibility into account and the username/password box are too small for my input and become clipped.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
 APT prefers dapper-updates
 APT policy: (500, 'dapper-updates'), (500, 'dapper-security'), (500, 'dapper')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-23-386
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages ubuntu-artwork depends on:
ii gtk2-engines-ubuntulooks 0.9.11-1 'ubuntulooks' theme for GTK+ 2.x

ubuntu-artwork recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. Is this about the gdm screen?

Changed in ubuntu-artwork:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :

since this bug report was sent using reportbug, and the reporter hasn't yet subscribed to it on launchpad, I have now re-sent him an email inviting him to come here and answer your question.

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Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :

According to the initial reporter, "yes it is the gdm screen."

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This seems to be a duplicate of bug 12388, which was closed for some reason.

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This should be reevaluated for Feisty.

Changed in ubuntu-artwork:
assignee: desktop-bugs → ubuntu-art
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lmierzej (lmierzej) wrote :

I have exactly the same issue with gdm screen. Checked 1280x1024 and 1680x1050 resolutions and in both modes the fonts are too big for login and password textbox.

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lmierzej (lmierzej) wrote :

In fresh Feisty Fawn installation (daily build 11 Apr 2007) the default dpi for gdm was much bigger then 75 or 96 (that's why fonts are too big). The workaround which worked was to change [server-Standard] section in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf by adding '-dpi 96' at the end of the line:

command=/usr/X11R6/bin/X -br -audit 0 -dpi 96

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Pablo Castellano (pablocastellano) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

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rusivi2 (rusivi2-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in feisty-gdm-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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rusivi2 (rusivi2-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. My apologies as I should not have marked this Invalid. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Maverick Meerkat. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in feisty-gdm-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
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