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Old 08-06-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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Comparison between Linux and Windows


I really like Linux but I would like to improve and get the same kind of graphics that I get in Windows so that I can be sure and erase my WinXP parition . Can someone help me with resolution and fonts. I would like to know how to change and use TTF (TrueType Fonts) on netscape and mozilla and also what do I have to do to improve my graphics. Is there any tweak that i can use. i have a Nvidia Vanta Video Adapter that works really nice in Windows and in Linux with the 4496 driver but I don't get the same kind of resolution and graphics as I do in Windows.

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Old 08-06-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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if you dont get the same reselution and graphics you should get a new driver. this sounds fishy
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:30 PM   #3
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Maybe you could try searching the forum for threads about TTF fonts.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:26 AM   #4
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Re: Comparison between Linux and Windows

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Originally posted by XPediTioN
i have a Nvidia Vanta Video Adapter that works really nice in Windows and in Linux with the 4496 driver but I don't get the same kind of resolution and graphics as I do in Windows.
XPediTioN [/B]
Probably a stupid suggestion, but have you tried changing the resolution in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file.

What do you mean "same kind of graphics as XP?

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Old 08-07-2003, 02:30 AM   #5
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Maybe you didn't set the right settings for your monitor in /etc/X11/XF86Config. It is one of the most important settings. You set it right, you get optimise refresh rate and also resolution.

maybe you can play around with xvidtune, play at your own risk.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:33 PM   #6
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I am counting, and this is the third thread you started about TTF on the FIRST PAGE ALONE. Is this really necessary?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:34 PM   #7
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google is your freind
 
Old 08-08-2003, 11:30 PM   #8
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I am sorry for posting the same twice but I really need help on this. I also want to know how to install a new AGP Vide Adapter. I am getting a GeForce FX 5200 Ultra and I have never ever opened a computer and I a little scared of messing things up. Can someone tell me how to install it.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 05:17 AM   #9
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Opening up the box is nothing to worry about at all. Often when installing new hardware it's not even necessary to rtfm, and this is especially true for...uhm, almost everything. I check the instructions if there's a jumper that has to be moved or something - almost all other things install by pure intuition. The only thing to keep in mind is to make sure one is properly grounded (and that's quite an important thing too).

And no, I would never buy a pre-assembled computer.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:22 AM   #10
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What do you mean by grounded?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:26 AM   #11
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To put it simply...get rid of any charges of static electricity you've accumulated. A good way to be on the safe side is by using an ESD wrist strap.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:32 AM   #12
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I don't have a wrist band, what should I use? Another question, do you know how to add ppp as a kernel module?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:36 AM   #13
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Well, either you can buy one or you can ground yourself by touching an object that will ground you (usually a radiator will do the trick). The advantage of using a wrist strap is that it keeps you grounded (provided it's connected to a grounded object).
 
Old 08-10-2003, 11:13 PM   #14
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XPediTioN you should just stick with windows
 
  


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