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    Different font size (dpi?) on dual monitor setup

    I'm on 10.04 with a dual monitor setup. 15" laptop @ 1080p, and 24" monitor @ 1080p. The laptop has an ATI Radeon Mobile HD 5000 graphics card.

    When I set the font size nicely on the 15" it is to big for my taste on the 24". Is there something clever I can do to get different font sizes on the two displays?

    I googled setting different dpi on the two monitors, but didn't find out anything. Could it be done by running different X-sessions on the monitors?

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    Dual monitor + 2 X sessions. was: Different font size (dpi?) on dual monitor setup

    I think my initial Q is hard to solve. Plan B is to run separate x-sessions on the two monitors, and set a different DPI on the two displays. I can live with not being able to drag windows between monitors.

    Q: How do I configure dual monitor with separate X-sessions for ATI graphics?

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    Re: Different font size (dpi?) on dual monitor setup

    To continue my rambling:

    I got seperate X-sessions by running:

    aticonfig --initial=dual-head --screen-layout=left

    Then I tried setting DPI in xorg.conf like this:

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    Option "DPI" "120 x 120"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-1"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    Option "DPI" "96 x 96"
    EndSection

    It didn't work though. fglrx sets (96,96) on both screens.

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