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Old 04-17-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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Tiny Unreadable fonts in X


Hi,
I'm attempting to do a test install of Mandrake 10 on my laptop (an old gateway solo 5150, PII 233, 128MB RAM, 10GB HD, neomagic 256av sound/video, etc). The install went without trouble, and booting was fine. But upon starting X (using KDE), all dialog boxes, text in editors, toolbars URL's etc are in a very small unreadable font. By this I mean text that is so small that it appears to be a thin line on a button. Opening up a c file in a editor produces similar effects (the of structures in c are evident but the text is just seen as a thin line).
All console application are fine, and webpages appear normal.

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Trevor Stewart
 
Old 01-06-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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Having same problem...

Hi, I'm having the same problem with the same laptop. Have you found a solution?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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A fix... I hope

Hi,
I did find a solution. I was in Germany at the time and switched to SUSE, due to the number of SUSE users there. I fixed the problem running SUSE, but I can't see any reason for it not to work using Mandrake. So here is the solution that I found:

1) Open the file, /etc/X11/XF86Config, and scroll down to 'Section "Monitor"',
2) Add the lines to this section:
DisplaySize 286 216
Option "NoDCC" "true"

I'd post where I found the solution, but I have lost the original reference.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks...

I'll give it a try...
 
Old 01-07-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
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i had the same problem, actually it was solved when i plugged in a different monitor and rebooted. weird. i would be interested to see if that "NoDCC" thing works.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:08 PM   #6
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Install FreeType fonts

In general, linux X fonts are ugly because of some patent issues in US (not Europe by now). If you want to get beutiful TTF fonts in Mandrake or even Windows fonts (if you have a Windows license), try this page convexhull.com/mandrake_fonts.html
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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Works!

Thanks for the help!!!
 
  


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