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Old 08-26-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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Poor display quality in Linux

I have RH 9 and ATI Rage 128 videocard on my machine. On another partition I have XP. Problem is that in Linux the screen does not look at all as sharp than in XP. Are Linux drivers so poor or where is the problem?
Old 08-27-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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What about trying to change the videocard driver?
There are xp and rh9 in my machine, and linux looks more pretty.
Old 08-27-2003, 09:40 AM   #3
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personally i think your talking about the crap fonts? :P
unless its actually your graphics card. for me pictures look as good as they do in xp, but fonts have still got a way to go.
Old 08-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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Yup, the fonts are the main problem. They look very fuzzy, even when I lower the resolution. But the graphics aint good either. It is a pity, since I can not imagine to work with Linux, if I can not improve the display quality.

Better driver might help (have you any idea where to get one) or maybe I should change my card. I suppose NVidia is better in Linux than ATI. What type of videocard you have Xiangbuilder?
Old 09-17-2003, 11:45 PM   #5
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LCD Display

I also have noticed the fuzzy fonts. I have tried changing the default fonts , videpo driver, help. I did notice the fonts looked worse on my LCD display vs the CRT. Does anyone know if a better set of fonts are available to DL?
Old 09-18-2003, 12:12 AM   #6
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if you have windows, then you can just install the windows fonts. KDE comes with a tool for doing this. If you are using mandrake, there is drakfont as well.

Also, it probably helps to enable the byte-code interpreter in freetype. There might be freetype packages with this feature for your distribution. If not, you can get the source code ( and compile it yourself with the byte-code interpreter enabled - not a big deal; there are instructions in the readme files.


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