Recently during my Lubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal review I've noticed that after installing proprietary Nvidia driver my fonts were a little too small. Since I've discovered the problem was in fonts DPI value, in this article I'll show you how to specify your fonts DPI manually inside your xorg.conf.
Proprietary Nvidia drivers are smart enough to access your monitor EDID to detect it's panel DPI settings. Unfortunately that DPI makes my fonts too small because I like my fonts at standard 96 DPI. Most desktop environments come with GUI tool where you can specify your font size and DPI. LXDE from Lubuntu unfortunately doesn't have this tool so you must specify your fonts DPI manually inside your xorg.conf.
This is that time of the year when Cannonical drops its autumn Linux based operating system package on our desks. I will not waste my keyboard buttons on the latest Ubuntu image because I believe I wrote everything in one of my previous encounters with Unity (like this one and this one). Instead I'll review the latest Lubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal featuring LXDE environment on top of Linux 3.5 kernel.
Long term release of Ubuntu with version number 12.04 and code name Precise Pangolin has been released a few days ago. It brings the evolution of Canonicals Unity desktop environment as well as Linux Kernel version 3.2 and fresh set of applications in official repository. At the beginning of this article I must point out that at the time Ubuntu 12.04 had been released all machines I use were powered by Gnome 2 operating systems like Ubuntu 10.04 or CentOS 6.2. The reason for this conservative approach is that I choose my software based on the level of productivity it allows me to reach. From my experience using current Linux desktop environments like Unity and Gnome 3 could be considered as productivity suicide. In this article I will review latest offering from Canonical in the form of Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, Xubuntu 12.04 with Xfce and Lubuntu 12.04 with LXDE. I'll leave KDE Ubuntu flavor Kubuntu out of this review because although feature packed it is usually too buggy to be taken seriously.
So far Lubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin turned out really great. But there's always that one thing, my VLC media player looks strange and doesn't fit in with the rest of my operating system. Apparently Qt4 apps in Lubuntu doesn't pick up correct GTK theme. To fix this issue you just need to install
libgnome2-common package and restart your Qt4 application.
You can do something like this from terminal:
sudo apt-get install libgnome2-common
This command will install library necessary to fix this issue. Have fun!
Edit: The same thing applies to Xfce desktop from Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. I've forgot to point out that you need to logout/login into your desktop environment to notice changes.