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Old 05-13-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Intel Video Driver -- OpenSuse 11.4

I just installed OpenSuse Edu-li-fe on an Acer Aspire One netbook (2gb ram, 160gb hard disk) and is working fine, except for the text and fonts. They look broken (like missing ink), when using the firefox browser, or any other application.

The computer uses an Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0 card, which being Intel, I assume the drivers are free and already included in the OpenSuse distribution.

Is there any trick or driver I am missing? Most of the screen looks good, but for example, in some lines the letter "g" will look like an "o" and the letter "k" may look like an "l".

It was running Windows XP before and Linux Mint and worked fine. I switched to EduLife because I wanted to give my kids an educational computer and Opensuse has the best selection on this.

please advice,
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you do not say ( kde is default) though i run Gnome
so i am assuming that you are using KDE 4 desktop

did you set the dpi on the boot line or xorg.conf -- very common kde bug

also is antialiasing set ?
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OpenSuse 11.4, with EduLife package, running Gnome.

I played a lot with the fonts and appearance configuration but did not get any satisfactory results.

Switched already to Linux Mint 11 RC and the video is perfect.

I think I will look for compatible educational applications to install under Debian.

thanks anyway,


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