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Old 04-02-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
mamadu.bwana
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I have terrible font problems


Hi,

I have just installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my computer and the fonts look absolutely terrible: they look blurred, some of them look almost transparent (in the terminal, for example). Here is what I have:

A Samsung SyncMaster 770 TFT

Graphics card: ATI Radeon 7000/Radeon VE
driver: XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
3D Support: yes
Color Depths: 16
Extensions:

etc/fonts/conf.avail has the following files:

10-autohint.conf 30-amt-aliases.conf 65-nonlatin.conf
10-no-sub-pixel.conf 30-urw-aliases.conf 65-ttf-thai-tlwg.conf
10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf 40-generic.conf 69-unifont.conf
10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf 49-sansserif.conf 70-no-bitmaps.conf
10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf 50-user.conf 70-yes-bitmaps.conf
10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf 51-local.conf 80-delicious.conf
10-unhinted.conf 52-languageselector.conf 90-synthetic.conf
20-fix-globaladvance.conf 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf
20-lohit-gujarati.conf 60-latin.conf
20-unhint-small-vera.conf 65-fonts-persian.conf


I have tried all sorts of combinations under System->Preferences->Appearance->Fonts but I only succeeded in making things worse.

I should probably add here that I did not have this issue in the past with the same hardware, but I had a hard disk crash and I needed to reinstall everything. Ever since the fonts are *horrible*.

Please help me out here!

Many thanks,

Mamadu
 
Old 04-03-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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Have you read this thread?
 
Old 04-04-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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nope, I missed this one. I will read it this week-end. thanks!
 
Old 04-09-2008, 04:59 AM   #4
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I had the same experience, what made my system behave better, was the use of the GLX-new driver (NVIDIA video card) and setting all to the right resolution and refreshrate (60 htz) after twiddeling with sub-pixel hinting (full) my text looks good enough to eat ;-)
The moment an update changes things (read resolution, mine will be a fallback to any lower setting then 1680x1050 with some 53 htz setting and all looks like garbage again) i just restore settings and all is peachy again. Hope this helps!

Wilco


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Originally Posted by mamadu.bwana View Post
Hi,

I have just installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my computer and the fonts look absolutely terrible: they look blurred, some of them look almost transparent (in the terminal, for example). Here is what I have:

A Samsung SyncMaster 770 TFT

Graphics card: ATI Radeon 7000/Radeon VE
driver: XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
3D Support: yes
Color Depths: 16
Extensions:

etc/fonts/conf.avail has the following files:

10-autohint.conf 30-amt-aliases.conf 65-nonlatin.conf
10-no-sub-pixel.conf 30-urw-aliases.conf 65-ttf-thai-tlwg.conf
10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf 40-generic.conf 69-unifont.conf
10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf 49-sansserif.conf 70-no-bitmaps.conf
10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf 50-user.conf 70-yes-bitmaps.conf
10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf 51-local.conf 80-delicious.conf
10-unhinted.conf 52-languageselector.conf 90-synthetic.conf
20-fix-globaladvance.conf 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf
20-lohit-gujarati.conf 60-latin.conf
20-unhint-small-vera.conf 65-fonts-persian.conf


I have tried all sorts of combinations under System->Preferences->Appearance->Fonts but I only succeeded in making things worse.

I should probably add here that I did not have this issue in the past with the same hardware, but I had a hard disk crash and I needed to reinstall everything. Ever since the fonts are *horrible*.

Please help me out here!

Many thanks,

Mamadu
 
  


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