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Old 03-02-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Effed up fonts - very strange


Right.

All was fine with my latest setup, but after messing around with some things, my fonts are all screwed up.

I've reset everything back to the default, but still no luck. I've attached a screen shot so you can see what I'm talking about....

http://img59.exs.cx/img59/6313/snapshot16vd.png

Any clues?

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Old 03-02-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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That link didn't work, got message that file didn't exist. Can you correct it?

Also it would help if you'd list your distribution in your user profile. That helps others here to get some idea if they might have first-hand experience with similar problems.

Regardless of distribution, though, you can probably do an "upgrade" type re-installation, not lose anything, and get back to normal appearances. You may have missed setting something "back to the default" that isn't apparent but that matters a lot.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Thanks! I updated my profile and fixed that link. Sorry.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:12 PM   #4
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Are you sure that's the correct address in the link? It looks like something's missing, and it won't load for me, and ping'ing it or the first part of it results in "unknown" address....?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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Weird. It looks ok to me, but I'll re-upload it again... Check this one.


http://img103.exs.cx/img103/3661/snapshot11wx.png
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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Aha! That's what I thought. You've lost your anti-aliasing.

You might try running xorgconfig. Be sure to back up your xorg.conf file (or the equivalent--my distro still uses a file under the old XF86Config name; anyway, you should be able to spot the right file easily in /etc/X11 somewhere).

When I ran xorgconfig it DRAMATICALLY improved my display. It might fix your fonts, who knows? If your mouse or keyboard lose some functionality as a result, just replace those sections in the newly generated file with the sections from the one you backed up. That's what I had to do.

If that doesn't work, I would--myself--reinstall using "upgrade" option so nothing's lost. That's the lazy way but it really saves time sometimes.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:05 PM   #7
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Didn't work...

I hope I don't have to re-install... this was a 3GB FTP install!
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:08 PM   #8
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Ok I fiddled with the antialiasing options. For some reason it was checked that only fonts over 24pt would be aliased! Duh!

Thanks for your help bro.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:10 PM   #9
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Glad you didn't have to reinstall!
 
  


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