Re: [SLUG] Fonts, X11, QT

From: Eben King (
Date: Fri Jan 13 2006 - 08:31:46 EST

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Paul M Foster wrote:

> Bill Glidden wrote:
> > I have two different computers. One is running SuSE 9, the other is running
> > Debian - Sarge, I think. I have a program written using the QT library. On
> > SuSE, the text that the program displays looks fine. The text fits within
> > the areas I want it to, and life is good. On Debian, however, the text is
> > bigger (relatively speaking). By this I mean that the same text takes up
> > more space on the screen on Debian, so it overruns the areas where it is
> > supposed to fit.
> >
> > I thought perhaps there was a font issue, so I copied over all the font
> > directories from my SuSE machine to my Debian machine, changed the XFree86-4
> > config file to make sure it pointed to all these font directories, but to no
> > avail.
> >
> > So, I'm not sure what is causing this situation. The program and the QT
> > libraries are both compiled on the SuSE machine but I don't know if that
> > would make a difference.
> >
> > What might cause such a scenario?
> I don't know, but I've seen this on my wife's machine as well. I've
> coded some internal websites for company use, and while they look okay
> on my machine, the print is *way* bigger on hers. Default resolution on
> both machines is the same. Both are Debian, though mine is a little newer.
> If you find a reason, I'd love to know about it.

~/.gtkrc* or equivalent?

Just for kicks, temporarily copy one machine's $HOME to the other.

Check qt's man page for any config files.

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