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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Font quality Reply with quote

Hello @ll,

currently i use SLED 11 (32bit) on my laptop.
I'm getting used to work with it BUT what really annoys me is the display and/or font quality in general !
The resolution quality compared to Windows quality standard is just a nightmare. I tried already to install several fonts, f. e. Tahoma etc., and changed dpi, rendering (LCD) within "Appearance Preferences" but the fonts still look much too pixelized.
So far i couldn't find a way to get a display quality similar to Windows look.

Did anybody of you guys find a way to improve standard SLED 11 font quality especially reducing this kinda pixelized look ?

Many thx in advance for your help

Best regards, Ralf Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but I don't have SLED. But have you tried to
increase the resolution? I.e., fiddle with the display
(or something similar) section.

Use the SLED live CD and try once on another machine
and see if the font looks sharper. If so, it means SLED
is not seeing your monitor and/or graphic card correctly.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Servus Ralf!

I haven't used Slackware since the time of distros on 3.5" floppies, so I cannot give any specific answers. However, I think Sheng-Chieh's approach is sound. It's unclear where the problem is and booting the Live CD on another machine could tell you if the problem rests with SLED not seeing the HW correctly or perhaps there is a configuration problem. Have you tried installing other fonts, for example true type? There are plenty of sites that have fonts you can download for Linux. If these work, then you know it is a problem with the default fonts. If they don't work, then it is likely to be a configuration/rendering problem.


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