[Rd] Size of x11 device

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 21 20:35:59 MEST 2003

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> I've fairly recently changed my Linux desktop, and now use a XFree86 
> server.  The default X11() window is rather small: it is supposed to be 
> 7" x 7".  However,
> 1) It is actually just over 5" x 5" and
> 2) 7" x 7" would be rather small on a 21" screen.
> The reason for 1) is that DisplayWidthMM give 542mm, when it is really 
> close to 400mm (and the correct monitor was specified).

Thanks to Marc Schwartz and Simon Urbanek for help on examining this.  It
seems there is a bug in my setup: it is configured (correctly) for 400 x
300mm, 1600x1200 and hence 102dpi, but 1600 at 75dpi is 542mm.

Is anyone else unhappy with what the default 7" x 7" gives them?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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