How To: Set up custom scaling for those who want sizes between 100%-200%
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Hello, I have been attempting to figure out how to setup custom scaling in the pine phone as the default 200% is WAY to big for all apps to work well and 100% gets apps working well but makes the keyboard so small it becomes difficult to type.  

I have read several articles concerning the Librem 5 and have come up with the following fix.  
(Please note that I am using other peoples work so please credit them where they are due.  I will post links to the sites I got everything from.)  

Step one.

We will be using an application called "wlr-randr" and we will be installing it from Github. 

To begin, we must first install "Git"

Code:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install git
 
After this is done we can begin installing "wlr-randr"

I added sudo after "meson build" and "ninja -c build" as you do need elevated privileges to run these.   
Code:
sudo apt install build-essential ninja-build meson cmake libwayland-dev pkg-config
git clone https://github.com/emersion/wlr-randr
cd wlr-randr
sudo meson build
sudo ninja -C build
sudo cp build/wlr-randr /usr/local/bin

Now the part we have been waiting for Wink

This will scale your screen to a size in between 100 and 200 percent.  
Code:
wlr-randr --output DSI-1 --scale 1.5

Personally I ended up sticking with "wlr-randr --output DSI-1 --scale 1.35" as anything smaller uses the smaller keyboard that is used in 100% scaling.  This way I get the best of both worlds.

Hope this helps folks out.  
Sometime soon, I hope to give this a shot on Manjaro Phosh and see how it goes.  Currently, I have only got it working on Mobian.

It appears you can also make a GUI for this using YAD.  The link below has the details on that.
https://puri.sm/posts/easy-librem-5-app-development-scale-the-screen/
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/t...d-with-git
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#2
Needlessly complicated. First of all, wlr-randr is installable via apt, so no need to bother with manually compiling it. Secondly, if you just want to permanently set the scale, the phoc.ini method is much easier, IMO.
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Wow.....its the Mobian bible. I didn't even know this existed. A lot of the things on my figure out how to do list are already done here. Thanks for posting!
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