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Old 08-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
treble54
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Two Beginner questions: Installation and Fuzzy Font


Question #1:

I'm attemping to install a "KDE Improvement" off of http://kde-apps.org/ called "Improving KDE." The only problem I am running into is trying to install it since it is not an RPM file.

Any suggestions as to how I might go about installing this? I have attempted to download it, unzip (or whatever the PC term is for tar files) it, and look at instructions on how to install it but the instructions are not very-basic-user friendly.

Question #2:

All my fonts on my entire screen are very, very fuzzy. I am guessing that means all the graphics, and everything else for that matter are fuzzy as well and I am just not picking up on it as well as the font-fuzziness. Any suggestions as to where I might go or what I might do to fix this little problem?

By fuzzy, I mean I have seen other machines with linux on them that are running KDE 3.4 and the font is perfectly clear.

Disclaimer:

If you can help out, I would really appreciate it. However, if you are unable to or feel the need to flame me for your own personal reasons, please pick someone else. Thanks!
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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what is the kde improvement you are trying to install and what do you mean "user friendly"? If you want to use linux, you must be willing to learn, and I don't mean you individually, i mean people in general. A lot of people want to be able to double click things and have them work. After you use linux a lot, you may(i do) prefer the way linux does things over windows.


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Old 08-29-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Disclaimer Addendum:

First off, I'm not complaining about the user-friendliness of Linux. I specifically stated that the installation-explaination file was not detailed enough for your average linux-beginner when it comes to running the shell. Now, it could be a learning experience for me and I could have fun most likely ruining my installation of Linux, which by the way is SuSE 9.3 running KDE 3.4.?, but I think I would like to get some clear help from some friendly forums.

And just for background knowledge clarifications, I am required to learn Linux under my major at where I am studying and am really excited about it so please, do not give me any of the "you must be willing to learn" business as I am more than willing to learn. Moreover, I choose to learn from other people who have a clear and discrete background with Linux through user-friendly forums. I would really not like to waste time with comments such as that and just go through the 20 questions of what the situation is, what to do, and how to do it.

Question #2 Followup:

The fonts on my screen seem to be coming from a more graphical issue. I believed I installed all the necessary drivers for my GeForce Go 6800 but I could be wrong completely. Is there a way to check that or should we not go that far just yet? I know when I go under YaST and find my graphics hardware, it shows that there exists something of a driver for my Go 6800.

Question #1 Followup:

As for the installation instructions, if I could at least get someone to walk me through them and give me more detailed informration on how I might install the kde-app, that would be great! The specific kde-app is located here: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=16962

Any help would be appreciated. Anything else not so much.

Thanks!
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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Ok, first of all I said
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Originally posted by bosewicht
and I don't mean you individually, i mean people in general
So, I dunno, where think you can write a "term paper" trying to flame me.

I looked at the install instructions for the kde app and they are straight forward, I think i seen your problem though and about your fonts....hmm
You should use less effort in long posts and more effort in researching you probs.

Good luck with your issues, perhaps someone else can help you.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 08:11 PM   #5
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My apologies. I must have skipped over that part of your short essay.

The installation instructions may be straight forward to you, but there is not enough explaination for me; sorry to be not informed enough. Now, I know I can take the time to look up all the keywords (which for the most part I have and have found a few answers) but I haven't found all the answers because I am still having problems with the installation of this kde-app.

If someone can acknowledge my font problem and give a possible solution, that would be great. Thanks for any help that is provided.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 08:55 PM   #6
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Fuzzy fonts? If you don't like anti-aliasing, switch it off.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:03 PM   #7
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There are tons of posts in here why his fonts look crappy, all he has to do is search and treble54 claims he read the install instructions for the kde-app. The instructions repeatedly say kde 3.3. trble54 said he is using KDE 3.4. The first post at kde-apps says
Could you please add these patches for Liptik and KDE 3.4.

The key to using linux is the willingness to learn and to seek out the answers for yourself.

So maybe i was talking to you
 
  


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