Forcing 96 dpi: policy or bug?
andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 04:36:40 PST 2011
Sorry to take your time with this, but I'm a bit confused about the
Bug 23705 - xserver 1.7.0rc0 uses wrong dimensions / dpi 
Based on the bug log (I'm not a coder) I understand this, please *do
correct* any misunderstandings on my part:
1. Since this commit Xorg forces 96 dpi, even in cases where it
was correctly computed from EDID data.
This is reproducible at least with intel, nouveau and radeon (randr 1.2
drivers?), but not mga (and possibly other old drivers).
1. This change was on purpose and auto-detection of dpi is
considered deprecated by Xorg maintainers
A patch was posted so that people interested in using the EDID
computed dpi instead of 96 can do so without recompiling Xorg or messing
2. This patch is not acceptable by Xorg maintainers
If my analysis above is indeed correct, would you mind commenting on why
the patch is not acceptable as is, so that interested people can adjust
the patch to your liking?
 and usually accurate, as far as I know only TVs lie about their
size, but this is good in most cases since the fonts are then big enough
to be readable from further away
 always forcing 96 dpi is not a bug triggered by that commit
Thanks for reading,
P.S. I'm not subscribed, CCs appreciated
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
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