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Old 06-11-2003, 12:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Improving Screen Resolution.


Improving Screen Resolution.

Having recently installed Red Hat Linux on my Dell desktop (the install went well), I'm not happy with the display. The system info in KDE indicates the proper resolution but everything is still not clear to read. Text is fuzzy to the point that I cannot use it for any real work besides casual web browsing. What options fo I have here? Playing around with fonts, reinstalling/reconfiguring the X server? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 06-12-2003, 02:32 PM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 06-12-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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You need to give more information before anyone can help...

Which version of RH?
What monitor do you have?
What video card do you have?
What do you have selected as the "proper" resolution (your words).

We can't really guess.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 06:02 PM   #4
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Sorry for taking so long to get back. Unfortunately as much as I'm trying to conver to linux, with the problems I'm having I'm forced to use my Windows computers to get my work done. But I'm not ready to give up on linux yet...

I'm not sure it is the screen resolution anymore. Because graphics are very clear - even the buttons on this site
like 'post reply' and 'edit', 'quote' etc are very clear. However the text is awful - I can barely read what I'm typing right now. So I think it is the fonts or something.

The window itself is sized OK - in KDE control center : 1024X768 which is what I want.
In my X86Config-4 I do have entries :
Device "RIVA TNT"
Monitor "DELL M780"
Depth 24
Modes 1024 x 780
HorizSync 30 - 85
VertRefresh 50-160

(I have to type these here since strangely in linux I cannot seem to be able to cut and
paste!) - tried opening a copy of the above config file in text editor and cutting and pasting - nothing!

Other info you wanted
RedHat linux 7.2 - using the cd from an older linux book

Please help!

Thanks.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:04 PM   #5
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Anyone have an opinion on the problem? Thanks.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:19 PM   #6
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umm.. maybe you need to install a driver for your graphics card ... if it currently says vesa, you most likely want to do that ...
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:23 PM   #7
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Hmmm if everything is now "clear" but the text is garbled, yes it could be fonts. But are the fonts screwed up in all applications or just your browser?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:28 PM   #8
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Perhaps you want to install Windows TTF or enable antialias?

Where Are My True Type Fonts?

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
  


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