intrepid; fonts are too large on xubuntu live cd

Bug #265126 reported by Steve Beattie on 2008-09-05
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
High
Michael Casadevall

Bug Description

RELEASE: Intrepid
CD/DVD VARIANT: Xubuntu 32 bit live cd
ISO BUILD: 20080903

The application fonts on the live cd desktop are inconsistent with the User Interface Font setting. Attached are screenshots. It appears that changing the Font DPI setting in the User Interface menu from "System Default" to explicitly 96 corrected the appearance.

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

Confirming this one on the LiveCD. I can't currently install Xubuntu onto a machine; does this issue persist after installation?

Changed in xubuntu-meta:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

Yes, the issue occurs after installation as well, with the same workaround of manually setting the DPI to address it. I should note that both the live cd and installation were within a vmware server guest.

It took me awhile to understand why this is an issue, but I realized why it was a problem specifically. I'm working now to fix this. Can you please give step-by-step directions to reset the DPI to fix the fonts? (I'm not sure if your changing the Xfce DPI or the Xorg one).

Changed in xubuntu-meta:
assignee: nobody → sonicmctails
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.10

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 08:10:22PM -0000, Michael Casadevall wrote:
> It took me awhile to understand why this is an issue, but I realized why
> it was a problem specifically. I'm working now to fix this. Can you
> please give step-by-step directions to reset the DPI to fix the fonts?
> (I'm not sure if your changing the Xfce DPI or the Xorg one).

I am doing this through Applications -> Settings -> Settings Manager,
which brings up the Xfce settings manager. Then I bring up User
Interface, on the right hand side of which has an option for Font and
Font DPI:. The latter defaults to "System Default", setting it to some
value corrects the font display issue for me.

Thanks!

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Steve Beattie
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http://NxNW.org/~steve/

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Just trying to get this finished. I tried Xubuntu 8.10 desktop-cd, and can not reproduce the big fonts issue on two hardware systems. Other than the idea that the terminal windows uses "monospace 12" as default, it does not seem to be oversized anymore. Changing just that font in a terminal, Edit -> Preferences, Appearance tab, reduces the terminal size.

Can this bug be closed as either fix-released now?

Thanks.

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

Yep, I just verified that this has been fixed. Thanks, closing.

Changed in xubuntu-meta:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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