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The scale is far too big on Ubuntu 17.04 (Unity) #5
I label this as a enhancement as there is more important stuff to be resolved first. This does not mean that I will not work on this.
I guess that this setting can be changed by the user.
If anyone has a PR on this, please feel free to submit against the current development branch.
I see this on my device as well. It looks like gnome3 on Ubuntu 17.04. does some fancy auto-scaling stuff. When properly rotated, things are scaled far too much.
For now, I do not know how to disable this properly. On Ubuntu 16.04.3 there is no such problem at all.
@joedborg Yes, I can second that. I think that gnome3 somehow determines the DPI of the display which is actually quite high.
should help to temporarily bring up usable scaling, but I do not have a clue yet, how to solve this persistently.
@joedborg No idea. I am not an Ubuntu user. Personally I only use Xubuntu with XFCE4 or AwesomeWM.
I see that Ubuntu (as in Unity) detects the display properly as 7'' sized and I would guess that it decides then to just scale it up to match it's DPI.
As the desktop is also ignoring xorg.conf entries, there is not much space for any solutions that will properly work and can be deployed via packages. This looks pretty bad and I guess will require some time digging into it.
I found the same problem with a clean install of Ubuntu 17.04.
This is due to the dconf key
The way the values work is that the scale is the value divided by 8:
Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+T), run the following:
In this case
The scaling change should happen immediately, but if it doesn't you can reboot and it should change.