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I just upgraded (although it doesnt feel that way) from a CRT to an LCD, but its absolutely killing my eyes. I think its the anti-aliasing because of the variation in depth of black text, my eyes cant seem to get a hold of the words. Although Im not sure. I know that when I was using the old CRT, I prefered fonts that were jagged.
This font anti-aliasing seems to be system wide (firefox, file manager, other programs etc). Can I switch this off somehow or is it a LCD thing?
Last edited by bloodsugar; 07-31-2009 at 04:18 PM.
This comes from the release notes for Slack 11 - again, it should apply
There have been quite a few reports that fonts are 'ugly' after
upgrading; one way to fix it is to remove /etc/fonts/local.conf if it
exists. If it doesn't exist, or that doesn't work, go into KControl's
font settings, uncheck the box for antialiasing, and apply the changes.
Then, recheck the box and apply the changes. This should create a
$HOME/.fonts.conf file. You might consider copying the contents of this
newly created file to /etc/fonts/local.conf if you want to fix it for
all users on the system. Thanks to Pat for the initial suggestion with
KControl, and thanks to ananke for working out exactly what changes are
necessary to fix it.
Run xrandr to make sure you are running at a good resolution. Mine, for example says
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1400 x 1050, maximum 1400 x 1200
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS connected 1400x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
The first line shows that I could run at a higher resolution (even though I choose not to).