I am booting from Tails using a usb. I can start up the machine fine, but everything looks very small. My resolution is 2880x1800 with a dpi of 220, but it is detected as 2880x1800 with a dpi of 94.

I have tried using xrandr to change the dpi but it fails to cause anything to happen visually.

Additionally, I have tried to just change the resolution to something smaller; using the system tools options in the menu and using xrandr, but both of those result in a black screen.

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    Sounds like you should file this on their bugtracker?
    – Sebastian
    Mar 22, 2015 at 10:17

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This issue seems to have been submitted to the Tails' bug tracker and seems to have been already resolved.

You can have a look here: https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8659

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