Did as you suggested which helped only slightly until I also in that same area, set the Mozilla to use 96 dpi on the fonts. That latter made a significant difference.
At least now I can use Mozilla whereas before, I couldn't.
Then, in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I put the 100 dpi font line ahead of the other font lines. Unsure if it helped though, if so, only slightly.
Hmm, took another look at kde stuff. Its fonts is much rougher and grainier than I'd like for it to be.
I notice three different .conf files (vesa, fb, and also the xorg.conf). I don't even know which of the three my system is using. How to tell which one? modprobe? If so, how?
a snippet from my dmesg:
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd8000000, mapped to 0xf080d000, size 937k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x8, linelength=800, pages=31
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:7a40
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
Does anyone know if that has meaning? If so, what does it mean?
I've found font confusing and with a learning curve to it. Well, I get to learn more, that's great!