F10 beta: No xorg.conf, where to tweak Synaptics pad?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Oct 10 00:38:56 UTC 2008

Quoting Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>:

> Once upon a time, Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> said:
>> In the future, where the norm is no X config, crap like this wouldn't be
>> accepted and wouldn't be here to deal with.
> For some unknown reason, X thinks my 24" monitor is the size of a
> postcard when connected via DVI or HDMI, so I have to edit xorg.conf or
> I get huge fonts.

i had that very problem today with a samsung syncmaster 245T flat panel.
hooked it up to my WUXGA laptop via DVI, and was rewarded with my poor
laptop being driven to a video setting involving *massive* font size,
apparently due to totally stupid EDID info being supplied by the monitor
(which claimed to be able to handle 1920x540 or 640x480).

that was thoroughly annoying, and i blame samsung for releasing a $600
WUXGA display on the world that is so hopelessly misconfigured.


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