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Re: cygwinX xwin resolution

Hello Jon,

Yes, most content in windows and be zoom'd and I've been able to work with it, but it's the window decorations and controls that are almost unreadable.

I had gone through the man pages and tried many things suggested in them. But I must be doing it wrong, or in the wrong place.

As another test, from my cygwin64 home directory, I used:

startxwin -- -dpi 500

Similar to the example given in

In the log I found:

[ XWin was started with the following command line:

[ /usr/bin/XWin :0 -multiwindow -dpi 500 -auth /home/Higgins/.serverauth.10276

[ ddxProcessArgument - Initializing default screens
[ winInitializeScreenDefaults - primary monitor w 3200 h 1800
[ winInitializeScreenDefaults - native DPI x 240 y 240
[ [ 45339.640] (II) xorg.conf is not supported
[ [ 45339.640] (II) See [ for more information
[ [ 45339.640] LoadPreferences: /home/Higgins/.XWinrc not found
[ [ 45339.640] LoadPreferences: Loading /etc/X11/system.XWinrc

Then again I tried:

startxwin -- -screen 0 3200x1800@1

and the log output is attached ..

Thank you


On 2016-07-22 9:25 AM, Jon Turney wrote:
On 22/07/2016 05:23, Dr. Rob Higgins wrote:
I cannot find, after two days, any documentation on how and where to
specify resolution parameters. I must be barking up the wrong trees.

My laptop under Windows has recommended resolution set at 3200 x 1800

CygwinX X Windows are much to small, and barely readable.

I guess this means that e.g. xterm font is too small, and so a 80x24
character window is small?

Can anyone just tell me where to look, or what to specify?

To answer the specific question, you can specify the a display
resolution using the '-dpi' option.

The "configuration" chapter of the user guide [1] points to "man XWin"
[2], which in turn points to "man Xserver" [3] for general server
options, including that one.


If changing that helps, I'd be very interested to know what the
autodetected value for dpi is, which is reported in

Attachment: XWin.0.log.txt
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