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Running Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 on Lenovo yoga 2 pro. Display is 3200x1800. My desktop scales fine, and was done automatically without any configuration when installing. My login screen however, everything is tiny. How can I scale this to match my desktop?

I've tried

sudo xhost +SI:localuser:gdm
sudo su gdm -s /bin/bash
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2

and no difference. Also setting large text in universal access settings seems to have no effect.

I thought this was the correct way to change gdm interface settings? Any other ideas?

  • any more information needed please let me know! – jeffer son Apr 20 '17 at 22:25
  • Did the command give you an error? xhost doesn't work in Wayland, when I ran "xhost +" and then the 2 commands in X, it works for me. – Chen Xing Apr 15 '18 at 2:53
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Was searching for a solution as well and found this:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/469515/adjust-text-scaling-factor-for-all-users

tl/dr

sudo nano /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.interface.gschema.xml

Change the default value to 2 (or your desired scale factor):

<key name="scaling-factor" type="u">
<default>2</default>

and then running:

sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

This fixed it for me. Let me know if it works for you as well.

  • This makes me unable to login until the changes is reverted. – Nur Sep 5 '17 at 16:16
  • I am using 200% scale in GNOME's display settings on my desktop. This solution for the login screen stacks with my setting, so that I do have proper text size on the login screen, but suddenly have 4 times text scaling on my desktop. – flyx Jan 23 '18 at 14:27

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