Re: [R] configuring graphics device in Linux

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 15:53:46 +0100

john polo wrote:
>> According to your setup, the system should believe that you have an
>> ~8 inch screen (800/96) and >the default X11 window is 7x7 inches so
>> there _should_ be plenty of room, but some systems try >to outsmart
>> the user and use the actual physical dimensions, which could be
>> smaller (higher >DPI). You might want to check with "xdpyinfo" (from
>> the shell).

> from xdpyinfo:
> screen #0:
>   dimensions:    1280x800 pixels (289x21 millimeters)
>   resolution:    112x968 dots per inch


Yes that will do that to you.

You might want to try putting

DisplaySize 339 212

in the Monitor section of xorg.conf

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