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Old 01-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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XFT fonts display fuzzy and dark

I have a new machine that I'm setting up. I copied the .Xdefaults from my old machine but the fonts are not as crisp as they are on the original machine. The fonts appear much smaller, and the color is grey, even though I set the foreground color to white. Anyone know which configurations I'm overlooking? This problem is across all applications (gnome-terminal, urxvt, gvim, etc). I added two screen shots, showing the good and bad views. Thanks.

My .Xdefaults:
! foreground/background
URxvt*background: #000000
URxvt*foreground: #FFFFFF
! black
URxvt.color0  : #000000
URxvt.color8  : #555555
! red
URxvt.color1  : #AA0000
!URxvt.color9  : #FF5555
URxvt.color9  : #F62817
! green
!URxvt.color2  : #00AA00
URxvt.color2  : #4AA02C
URxvt.color10  : #6CC417
!URxvt.color10 : #55FF55
! yellow
!URxvt.color3  : #AA5500
URxvt.color3  : #FDD017
URxvt.color11 : #FFFF55
! blue
!URxvt.color4  : #0000AA
URxvt.color4  : #6698FF
!URxvt.color12 : #5555FF
URxvt.color12 : #82CAFF
! magenta
URxvt.color5  : #AA00AA
!URxvt.color13 : #FF55FF
URxvt.color13 : #C6AEC7
! cyan
URxvt.color6  : #00AAAA
URxvt.color14 : #55FFFF
! white
URxvt.color7  : #AAAAAA
URxvt.color15 : #FFFFFF

URxvt*font: xft:Monospace:pixelsize=10
URxvt*boldFont: xft:Monospace:bold:pixelsize=10
URxvt*letterSpace: -1
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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a few things that are needed are missing

What operating system is this?
it's version?

the old hardware, as in was it a CRT tube?
the new hardware , as in is it a LCD ?
Old 02-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Sorry, should have been more clear.

Both systems are redhat 6. Both screenshots were taken from the same machine. I have an XServer running on my desktop machine. I remote into the other 2 machines, and start XClients there.


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