LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
Defenestrator
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
blurry text - LCD monitor


XFree86.conf detects the DDC information from my monitor, and yet I can't view KDE in my monitor's native resolution (1280x1024). I can get to 1152x864, but the screen's moved to the side and the text is still blurry. If I load GRUB in 1280x1024 mode, then I get the CLI in 1280x1024 and KDE in 1152x864. This is a LiveCD, Kanotix 2005_1, but I know I can save a configuration file with the proper settings. The monitor in question is a NEC LCD1715 - NEC only supports Windows as far as I can tell on their website. I'm not sure what else to do.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 01:27 AM   #2
ganja_guru
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: Arch Linux 0.7
Posts: 393

Rep: Reputation: 30
before starting X,try running xf86config and selecting the appropriate monitor..if its not available, get the vertical and horizontal refresh rates from the nec website for your monitor...or do a google for "NEC LCD1715 specifications"

use those values while configuring xfree86 (by running xf86config or equivalent for your distro)...for your fonts:

kde control centre - fonts- select anti aliasing - advanced - use subpixel hinting (read up on subpixel hinting to know about the options, all i know is that its meant for LCD screens)
 
Old 03-08-2005, 01:29 AM   #3
ganja_guru
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: Arch Linux 0.7
Posts: 393

Rep: Reputation: 30
and AFAIK , grub's res has nothing to do with X's res
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:45 PM   #4
Defenestrator
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
X starts automatically, I'm not sure how to get it not to load. I checked XF86Config, as well as my monitor's specs, and the right refresh rates seem to be in there as well as all the possible resolutions (including 1280x1024@60Hz). Yet I still can't get 1280x1024 to be accessible. Subpixel hinting helps noticeably, but it's still not as clear as in Windows at my screen's native resolution.

EDIT: subpixel hinting doesn't always work well - ran into a couple websites, like Slashdot, where text has a red or blue aura around it.

Last edited by Defenestrator; 03-09-2005 at 12:15 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Text and images are blurry Sabre Jaguar Linux - Hardware 1 03-21-2005 10:23 PM
multi-colored unreadable text on LCD monitor gurulocu Linux - Software 3 01-28-2005 07:56 PM
blurry lcd screen fobius Linux - Hardware 3 06-18-2004 01:48 AM
blurry lines on my monitor SnowSurfAir Linux - Hardware 5 04-22-2004 12:51 AM
Text gets blurry? duaux Linux - General 2 09-20-2002 02:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration