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Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

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Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am
Hello,

yesterday I made the step and upgraded to Plasma 5.2 (I came from KDE 4.14). For the most part, all seems in order as far as I know, but I'm having a problem with certain icons (mostly in the panel and widgets).

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As you can see in the screenshot, icons are huge, gigantic, to the point of alter the "form or size" of plasmoids (it occurs too in the desktop Folder View or in another places, like the logout prompt). Oddly enough, the systray seems correct at first glance, but I'm experiencing the same behaviour in the device notifier widget (when deployed); I guess that this crazy icon size affects other plasmoids as well.

Any ideas?

I'm in Archlinux, using Catalyst driver and the default theme (Breeze).

Thanks.

PD: tried forcing DPI and fixing the EDID of my monitor to no avail.
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:23 pm
I have exactly the same issue. I thought it was related to incorrect edid data but if you have tried to make your own then I not sure. My monitor reported that is was only a tiny screen but it is 21 inch!! so thats why I assumed the icons were so large. Is there a way force Plasma 5 to use specified screen size? Otherwise its usable.
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:35 pm
Also have this Problem on my Desktop PC with a Radeon HD 7800 graphics card. My notebook Dell Vostro 1500 with a Nvidia Geforce 8600M works smoothly.
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:06 am
Do you have one, or multiple monitors? This looks like an X11 problem.

Can you check the output of "xrandr"? What does it say for the measurement of your screen?


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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:07 am
Well, I didn't try the open source driver, so maybe that's the problem, because with Catalyst forcing DPI/EDID didn't work. But, for me, OSS driver is not an option.

Just for having information, what is your monitor setup? I mean, I have a dual monitor layout (cloning screen), one via HDMI-HDMI and the other via DVI-HDMI.

EDIT: output. As the changes to force EDID didn't work (I followed the instructions given in another thread), I reverted to normal configuration.

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DFP9 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 160mm x 90mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  50.00    59.94    60.00    50.00    30.00    25.00    24.00    59.94    29.97    23.98 
   1600x1200     60.00 
   1776x1000     50.00    59.94    50.00    25.00    24.00    59.94    29.97 
   1680x1050     50.00    59.95    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1400x1050     60.00    50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1600x900      60.00    50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x1024     50.00    75.02    60.02    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1440x900      50.00    74.98    59.89    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x960      50.00    60.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1360x768      50.00    60.02    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x800      50.00    59.81    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1152x864      50.00    59.94    75.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x768      50.00    59.81    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    25.00    59.94    29.97    23.98 
   1024x768      50.00    75.03    70.07    25.00    29.97    23.98    60.00                                                                                             
   1152x648      50.00    59.94                                                                                                                                           
   800x600       50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98    72.19    75.00    60.32                                                                                             
   720x480       50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98    60.00    59.94                                                                                                       
   640x480       50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98    75.00    72.81    66.61    59.94                                                                                     
DFP10 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 160mm x 90mm                                                                             
   1920x1080     60.00*+  50.00    59.94    60.00    50.00    30.00    25.00    24.00    59.94    29.97    23.98 
   1600x1200     60.00 
   1776x1000     50.00    59.94    50.00    25.00    24.00    59.94    29.97 
   1680x1050     50.00    59.95    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1400x1050     60.00    50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1600x900      60.00    50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x1024     50.00    75.02    60.02    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1440x900      50.00    74.98    59.89    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x960      50.00    60.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1360x768      50.00    60.02    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x800      50.00    59.81    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1152x864      50.00    59.94    75.00    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x768      50.00    59.81    25.00    29.97    23.98 
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    25.00    59.94    29.97    23.98 
   1024x768      50.00    75.03    70.07    25.00    29.97    23.98    60.00 
   1152x648      50.00    59.94 
   800x600       50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98    72.19    75.00    60.32 
   720x480       50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98    60.00    59.94 
   640x480       50.00    25.00    29.97    23.98    75.00    72.81    66.61    59.94 
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:17 am
DFP9 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 160mm x 90mm


It looks like X has picked up the wrong dimensions.

If you have two displays, disable the non-primary one, restart plasma (kquitapp plasmashell; plasmashell) then re-enable it. See if it fixes the problem.


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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:33 am
Unplugging the second monitor and restarting plasmashell makes no difference; the icons remain big. If I have no choice, then I will fallback to the OSS driver and tray again the DPI/EDID route, but I would like to keep the Catalyst driver (and that means I can't use KMS).

However, is there another way to force the correct dimensions of my screens? Maybe something related to xorg.conf?
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:32 am
both screens are wrong, so the road going through disabling one screen couldn't help. Just out of curiosity: are these Samsung screens? (asking because I get same dimensions reported for my Samsung screen).
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:15 pm
Yes, they are both Samsung screens. One is 22" and the other is 32" (TVs). The huge icons are just a minor nuisance, but hopefully fixable.
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:24 pm
Short google shows it's a common problem for Samsung screens: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=171374

and seems to be related to being connect through HDMI (that's at least the case for me, too).
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:48 pm
LG 47" TV.
AMD 5800K
Fedora 21
Latest Plasma 5

Exact same issue as the original poster. Tried both with the IGPU and a DGPU (5770).
Using HDMI, one connected monitor only.
No problem with GNOME or with E19.
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:56 pm
Well, if the problem is the HDMI connection, then what can we expect? Is this going to be fixed somehow when Plasma 5 reach a more stable status or we should look for a workaround? It is a little bit annoying when Plasma Shell is distorted by the abnormal size of certain icons...

For the time being, I switched over to Gnome Shell and everything works fine, but to be honest I don't fancy this DE; my true love is KDE and its infinite potential :) .
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:26 pm
Same problem here, Samsung P2470HD connected to my laptop (Lenovo W520, NVIDIA Quadro 1000m, HDMI). XRandR output:
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Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3520 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS-0 connected 1600x900+0+90 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   1600x900      60.00*+  50.00 
DP-0 connected primary 1920x1080+1600+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 160mm x 90mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    29.97    25.00    23.97    60.05    60.00    50.04 
   1680x1050     59.95 
   1600x1200     60.00 
   1440x900      74.98    59.89 
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02 
   1280x960      60.00 
   1280x800      59.81 
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00 
   1152x864      75.00 
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00 
   800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32    56.25 
   720x576       50.00    50.00 
   720x480       59.94    59.94 
   640x480       75.00    72.81    59.94 
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Mine screen is samsung with the AMD A6-5200 driving it (its an All-in-One)

xrandr output :-

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
DFP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 160mm x 90mm
1920x1080 60.0*+
1680x1050 60.0
1400x1050 60.0
1600x900 60.0
1280x1024 60.0
1440x900 60.0
1280x960 60.0
1280x768 60.0
1280x720 60.0
1024x768 60.0
800x600 60.0
640x480 60.0
DFP2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

It seems they are all saying the screen size is only 160mm x 90mm, its a 21 inch screen! So how do I fix it so I can use Plasma 5?

I have tried both KaOS and Kubuntu both distros are doing it.
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Re: Massive icons in Plasma 5.2

Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:50 am
Overall we see a good pattern here. Resolution is 1920x1080 and physical size is 160mm x 90mm. I'll raise it in today's team meeting to get a workaround for it.

 
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