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System font gets set to 1pt on logout

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System font gets set to 1pt on logout

Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:07 am
Hi, new to linux. Been testing the most recent versions of various KDE based distros...Manjaro, Kubuntu, KDE Neon and one other I can't recall right now. Anyway I have been plagued by one recurring issue across all distros. When I logout the system font gets sets to something so small its unreadable. It doesn't happen on a restart or a shutdown. I can see enough to login but once the desktop is up it's ridiculously hard to navigate around to try and troubleshoot.

My main monitor is 1440p and I also have a 1080p TV connected. Video card is GT720 with the latest nividia 440 driver.

After the initial install I generally install chromium and that's about it, pretty vanilla set up for my testing. I do make the same tweaks each time like window behaviour etc. I don't do anything with the display or font settings except to have the active screen follow the mouse. Despite my monitor being primary, from a fresh install apps default to the TV for some reason.

Any ideas where to start and troubleshoot this issue?

User avatar Mamarok
You mean the font on the TTY? That is set by the system, not KDE, so depending on the distribution you use you need to re-run the initial settings. On Debian-based distributions this means essentially running
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 sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

on TTY1 and change the font size there.

Currently running Kubuntu 20.10, Plasma 5.19.5, Frameworks 5.74.0, Qt 5.14.2, kernel 5.8.0-29, AMD RENOiR Graphics
FWIW: it is always useful to state the exact Plasma version and distribution when asking questions, makes it easier for us to help ...

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