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VLC (Solved)

Postby hnsvm » 2018-08-02 08:08

Debian 9, Gnome
VLC has big icons and tiny fonts.
Also de snap install is the same.

Anyone know how to fix this?
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Re: VLC

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-08-02 10:46

Without more info, nobody will be able to help you. How did you install VLC? Did you upgrade it recently? What theme are you using?
Did you check in the preferences, did something change?
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Re: VLC

Postby None1975 » 2018-08-02 13:12

hnsvm wrote:Anyone know how to fix this?

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way.
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Re: VLC

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-02 14:28

Likely the same issue I had which was easily fixed by adding
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QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0
to the file /etc/environment and rebooting (or logout/in).
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Re: VLC

Postby hnsvm » 2018-08-02 17:11

New fresh install of Debian. Standard theme. Removed programs i do not use. Installed what i need. All with Synaptic and terminal. Went through the configuration program. Just standard install.
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Re: VLC

Postby hnsvm » 2018-08-02 17:18

Thanks Dai_trying , it worked. Now normal interface.
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Re: VLC (Solved)

Postby stevepusser » 2018-08-02 17:35

Since it only affects some machines, I think finding out if commonalities in video hardware and driver could be helpful. That can be easily discovered by installing inxi and running "inxi -G" as a standard user. The desktop environment could also be a factor.
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Re: VLC (Solved)

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-02 17:36

You're welcome :D

For reference I got the workaround from a post in the VLC Forum
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Re: VLC (Solved)

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-02 17:48

stevepusser wrote:I think finding out if commonalities in video hardware and driver could be helpful.

I tried with nouveau driver first
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Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF106 [GeForce GTS 450]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVC3 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6

And then with Nvidia driver afterwards (from backports)
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Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF106 [GeForce GTS 450]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.05hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.67

The fixed worked on both installations

stevepusser wrote:The desktop environment could also be a factor.


I was using Debian (Stretch and Buster) Xfce and Q4OS (Scorpion and Centaurus) Trinity all with the same effects on that hardware.
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Re: VLC (Solved)

Postby hnsvm » 2018-08-03 08:09

Thanks all, i am curious enough to dig into this. Thanks for the leads. Now VLC works i want to know why. I have not been using Linux for 4 or 5 years.
As MS started nagging me the last moth with every boot that there is something wrong with my account, which i do not have and do not want to have, i decided to switch to Debian.
I have been using Debian from Potato, server and desktop. Noticed now that my knowledge faded away a bit.. Also noticed that Debian became more user friendly the last years. But it is not a nobrainer. I like that.
Thanks again.
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Re: VLC (Solved)

Postby hnsvm » 2018-08-03 08:18

Dai_trying , i read your link of the VLC forum. Should have looked there before asking here. Sorry for that. Have to learn to use my brains again. Any way i now know what caused the problems.
Many thanks.
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Re: VLC (Solved)

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-03 09:47

You are welcome, and I almost posted a question here until somebody else pointed me to that post :lol:
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