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Titel: Xorg works, but just does not look too good - why?!  BeitragVerfasst am: 17.05.2006, 16:50 Uhr



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Hi,

I am using Kanotix 2005-4 on a Dell 8200 Inspiron laptop. While everything seemed to have autoconfigured, X just does not very good. It looks kind of 'foggy' (for a lack of a better expression). Characters do not look sharp, the screen is not as 'crisp' as with other distros (including Debian based one).

This is for sure *not* a hardware/screen issue.

Would anyone have a suggestion as to how I could fix this?

Thanks,

VS

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ice
Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 17.05.2006, 22:23 Uhr



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Try using vesa instead of framebuffer (look in /etc/modules and comment out the fb driver) and see if it helps.

It has the additional bonus of getting rid of the penguin at boot time.
 
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Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 02:29 Uhr



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I did an upgrade today and my X looks flaky as well. Particularly the fonts. I ran fix-fonts and it complained about various font links. I found the directories elsewhere, created the links, and fix-fonts ran without complaint but it still looks shite.
 
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michael7
Titel: Help with fonts  BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 03:24 Uhr



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Here's a thread started by Mike Shepard that may help with the fonts:

http://www.kanotix.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-18203.html

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Titel: RE: Help with fonts  BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 03:49 Uhr



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Yes, when I said I fixed the font links I meant that I had addressed those comments by Mike. I now get no font link errors when I run fix-fonts but my X in general, and my fonts specifically, look quite bad. This is only since my upgrade last night. The only X related packages updated were the following:

xbase-clients 1:7.0.1-1 -> 1:7.0.1-2
xfonts-encodings 1:1.0.0-3 -> 1:1.0.0-4
xserver-xorg-input-wacom 0.7.3.1-5 -> 0.7.4.1-2

Not sure if this was the problem.
 
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lyx
Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 15:42 Uhr



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Have you tried to play around with

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config


a bit to improve the look of your fonts?
 
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vees
Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 17:17 Uhr



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thanks for all the suggestions - I will try them out.

but does anybody have any idea of the cause for this problem?

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Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 17:32 Uhr



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markb

I had to reconfigure the antialiasing to "full"
Kcontrol/appearances/fonts/antialiasing (checked)/configure

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Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 18.05.2006, 17:51 Uhr



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vees hat folgendes geschrieben::
but does anybody have any idea of the cause for this problem?


Wrong screen-resolution?
Wrong setting of fontconfig?
Missing driver for your graphics card?

Could you please give more infos about your system: graphics card, wanted/possible screen-resolution, wanted fonts, then somebody might be able to help.

Greetings
hubi

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Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 19.05.2006, 00:18 Uhr



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anticapitalista hat folgendes geschrieben::

I had to reconfigure the antialiasing to "full"
Kcontrol/appearances/fonts/antialiasing (checked)/configure

anticapitalista, thanks for the advice. The funny thing is that I discovered this myself yesterday as well after I went looking through my config. The setting I changed is actually:

Appearance&Themes/Fonts/Anti-Aliasing/Configure/Use sub-pixel hinting/Hinting style=Full.

This has improved my fonts (although I am not sure it is 100% as good as originally). I know that I have certainly NEVER set that sub-pixel hinting on manually before in all the many kanotix versions I have run and I don't think it was defaulted on either(?). So something has been changed by a recent apt upgrade. At least this setting seems to fix it - for anybody else passing via this thread. From reading about this facility via google it seems that LCD displays are better to have this setting on anyhow.
 
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anvilhead
Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 21.05.2006, 23:26 Uhr



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ice > It has the additional bonus of getting rid of the penguin at boot time.

Boo! I like the penguin!

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Titel:   BeitragVerfasst am: 22.05.2006, 06:30 Uhr



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Another thing you could try is deleting ~/.fonts and letting it get recreated the next time you run KDE (but be sure to move any fonts in there you want to keep, before you delete it, so you can restore them later).
 
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