Posting in here as well as in the "linux software" forum, as it may be a RH specific problem...
I had to change my video card this weekend due to some wierdness with the old card -- basically it looked like it was dying. Even the bios boot screen was all high-bit ascii characters. Once I got into GUI mode, everything was fine, but text mode sucked. So, I took the Riva TNT AGP card out of a Windows box I'm not currently using and stuck it in my RedHat 9 box. Kudzu saw the change and made the appropriate driver changes for me.
I logged in, configured the desktop size and video memory size (RedHat couldn't figure out how much RAM my AGP card has...) and booted on up.
I launched KMail and suddenly it thought I was blind because the text in the preview pane was HUGE -- it looked like it was 200 point text or something. I tried changing the font size, that didn't help. I tried just about everything I can think of, including trying to launch it in Gnome instead of KDE. Didn't help.
I posted in the SpamCop Geeks newsgroup, and was surprised to see that I wasn't the only person who's had this problem. I was given a link to a different forum where someone else had the same problem immediately after a fresh install of RH 9.
Here's a link to my screenshot showing the problem: http://home.chattanooga.net/~john/badkmail.jpg
Please note that I'm running RH 9, all updates. System is a Duron 1100 with 768 Megs of RAM, about 120 gigs of drivespace (approxmately 25 free gigs for /home) video is a Graphics Blaster Riva TNT AGP w/16 MB Video Ram.
I am also having some sluggishness with Konqueror, and that may be related. I am NOT using HTM email, though... I have tried changing from fancy headers to simple, detailed, etc. Doesn't matter. And it happens no matter what folder I am in. If I open a mesage in preview or in a separate window, the text is HUGE!
Any ideas? So far, I've had a lot of people saying "too bad" and "try this" but no successful suggestions yet. I've also moved my kmail.rc file and forced KMail to recreate it. Didn't help, so I moved the old one back.
Just got to wondering if the problem might be related to not having the proprietary Nvidia driver for the Riva TNT chipset... I'm using whatever RedHat 9 has for that chipset by default.
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