I bought a Librem 13 v3 which has a 13" display with a resolution of 1920x1080, which is considered “hidpi”. I configured PureOS and noticed that the font size is much too small to read.
The Gnome 3 settings actually allow scaling the interface to 200%, but this is much too large.
Unfortunately, the Gnome 3 version used in PureOS does not support fractional scaling. There is a way to
enable an experimental setting, but when using that at 125% it looks really bad.
What options do I have to get readable fonts and icons that look good?
If Gnome 3 is not the right desktop, which one supports proper fractional scaling?
i altered the font size via ‘Gnome Tweaks’.
hit the purism button type Tweak in the search box, you might need to install it.
open Tweaks, appearance will come up and fourth item to the left is fonts.
i got this information from a previous post about setting up your new purism, i will re-post it and acknowledge who posted the original information.
Hope this helps
If you have just unpacked your Librem and you are a relative newbie to Gnome & GNU/Linux, then this thread will hopefully be of help.
I haven’t had a linux laptop since my days as a college student, I remember it was quite a task to configure and setup your environment and shoftware packages that you needed to get productive.
I unpack my new Librem15v3 a few days ago and have spent the entire past 2 days setting it up to the point where I can start working efficiently on it. I run a small con…
thnx to @vrata
I installed a pure Debian 9 in the meantime, because installing KDE on PureOS did not work (broken dependencies).
On Debian 9 I tested out different desktop environments, and even KDE did not look as nice as I would have expected with its fractional scaling (which was blurry, just as in Gnome).
Then I found that X11 thought that my screen had 96 dpi (via
xdpyinfo |grep -B2 resol).
I created a file
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-librem-display.conf with the following content:
Identifier "eDP-1 "
DisplaySize 294 166 # In millimeters
After rebooting, xpdyinfo reported the correct 166 dpi and the login screen had proper font size.
In KDE, the fonts were much too large.
In Mate and XFCE, the fonts were large enough automatically, but the icons too small.
In Cinnamon, the font sizes and icon sizes are very fine automatically. I’m using that now and am fine.
Qt applications used a font size that was much too large (Qt
automatically scales the fonts according to the display’s dpi. I solved this by forcing Qt to assume a lower dpi value: