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Old 07-06-2001, 07:44 AM   #1
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Poor text display - Anti- Alias?

I have been having some very poor text quality in Mandrake 8.0. It does not matter which X window I use ( the command line text is, of course, fine) I have tried changing font's to just about everything. The best way I can describe the way the text looks is non-anti-aliased. For anyone who is used to graphic editing in windows, this should make sense. I was wondering if there was a switch in Linux, or if it was something altogether different ie. video card, ect.

I am using a ATI Radeon 64 DDR.

Thanks friends.

Old 07-06-2001, 09:52 AM   #2
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I have run into this a few times with my own machines. I am unsure what causes this but have you tried changing the display settings size, or the refresh rates.
I had one machine it did this too with one distro, I think it was Redhat, then I installed Slackware and had no problems after the install of it.

Maybe someone else has some more detailed answers.
Old 07-07-2001, 05:29 PM   #3
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I had the same problems when I first installed Mandrake 8.0. Turning on anti-aliasing, reducing the size of some fonts and throwing most of them away did the job (I'm using windows fonts instead).

good luck.

Old 07-11-2001, 06:09 AM   #4
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Note: if your ATI card if identified as a Mach64 chip then you will not get antialiasing unless you upgrade to XFree86-4.1 or better.

all the best,


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