GDM font seems to be to big or too high DPI
|Ubuntu Desktop Bugs|
Binary package hint: gdm
I've got two laptops -- an IBM ThinkPad T42 with an ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 using the 'radeon' driver, and an HP Compaq nw8440 with an ATI FireGL v5200 using 'fglrx' -- and on the HP it looks like the GDM login window is using a font that's either too large or at too high a DPI. As a result, text doesn't fit quite as well as it should in the login username/password entry field. I tested with the default Human theme, as well as HumanCircle, HumanList, and Circles, and they all exhibited the same oversize font.
The IBM looks fine, so I compared the /etc/gdm/gdm.conf and /etc/X11/xorg.conf against the HP's. There were no differences in the former, and in the latter there were only the expected differences that one should see when comparing against an xorg.conf from a machine with different hardware. I've attached screenshots of both systems, as well as my gdm.conf and xorg.conf from the problematic HP.
Are there any other configuration files or screenshots you'd like to see? Where else should I be looking? It works just fine as it is, but it looks a little off and since I consider Ubuntu's highly polished appearance to be one of its strengths, even the most minor little quirks stick out like sore thumbs.
|Changed in gdm:|
|assignee:||nobody → desktop-bugs|
|importance:||Undecided → Low|
- [feisty] GDM font seems to be to big or too high DPI
+ GDM font seems to be to big or too high DPI