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Old 04-25-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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problems viewing pages in internet


Hello Everyone,

I have a silly problem but getting an headache to find the solution.
I`m trying to change the fonts of the webpages, sometimes the size is too big, other times is very small. The font name are all wrong.
Sometimes the webpage is too big for the screen, I cannot even read it all.

I`m thinking the problem is releted to the screen properties or resolution, though desktop and applications are shown correctly.

Anyone has any idea?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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I am assuming you are using a browser of some sorts to view the pages. Which browser is it? It would also help to know what distro you are using.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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The browser is Firefox and the distro is Ubuntu 7.10
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #4
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Some of what you describe is synonymous with pour resolution and insufficient graphics drivers. Linux does come with minimal graphics capability for most graphics cards or on-board graphics. But to get the best picture including fonts, it is best to compile and install full function proprietary drivers/modules for your graphics device.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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But to get the best picture including fonts, it is best to compile and install full function proprietary drivers/modules for your graphics device.
Ok, do I look for drivers in internet as I do for Windows? and then , how do I install them?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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In Firefox try "Edit->Preferences->Content" there is an "advanced" button next to fonts. It may or may not be helpful. I have found the "minimum font size" to be quite helpful.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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Ok, do I look for drivers in internet as I do for Windows? and then , how do I install them?
Do you know what video card you have? (lspci will help answer this question)

In Ubuntu the process is usually fairly painless.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:48 PM   #8
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Do you know what video card you have? (lspci will help answer this question)
I need to boot Windows and get the information about the video card.
Is there a way to get info from Linux?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:50 PM   #9
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lspci will show you all of your PCI connected device. Look for "VGA" or something to do with video.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:53 PM   #10
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VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #11
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In the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf look for the lines that say "driver". You can post either the whole file or just the output from "grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf"
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #12
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Driver "kbd"
Driver "mouse"
Driver "synaptics"
Driver "wacom"
Driver "wacom"
Driver "wacom"
Driver "intel"
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:45 PM   #13
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Ok, I am going to start guessing here a little. I have not had any experience with this graphics card before so take anything I say past this point with caution. There is a strong possibility that we will head down some incorrect paths.

It looks like you are using the "intel" driver for your graphics card. I do not know if this is a generic Open Source driver or the proprietary driver that is specific to your card. Most of the stuff I am seeing on Google refers to the "i810" driver instead of "Intel".

Lets look in the easy places first: Do you have any options when you go to:

K->System Setting->Advanced>Restricted drivers ?
(I sure hope you are using KDE. I am completely clueless when it comes to gnome)

If so, there may be a simple solution here. If not, it may get complex.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #14
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do you get any response from the command:

sudo updatedb; locate i810_drv.so
 
Old 04-25-2008, 06:12 PM   #15
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do you get any response from the command:

sudo updatedb; locate i810_drv.so
this is the respons

/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/i810_drv.so

was it what you looking for?

Im sorry to tell you, I use gnome, no KDE.
I dont even know how to install KDE
 
  


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