xserver forces 96 DPI on randr-1.2-capable drivers, overriding correct autodetection

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 09:37:08 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Michal Suchanek <hramrach at centrum.cz> wrote:
> On 22 September 2011 19:34, Alan Coopersmith
> <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 09/22/11 08:32, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Can anybody, please, explain how this bug[1] could have remained in
>>> Xorg for two years assuming any sanity is remaining among Xorg
>>> developers?
>> If we were sane, we wouldn't still be working on X, especially not
>> after people pile on abuse for things like that.
> There are obviously people sabotaging X already since the change went
> in more than two years ago and stayed in spite of being pointed out as
> bogus.
> I can understand that it is not possible to fix all issues at once or
> that implementing new features may bring new bugs but actively
> breaking a previously working feature is a different thing altogether.
> If "we won't talk about this" is the only answer then that's also an
> answer I guess.

Feel free to deal with all the "my fonts are too big" bugs that come
up when the xserver uses the real dpi.  A lot of people expect a
hardcoded 96 dpi whether it makes sense or not.


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