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Old 04-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Font rendering in Chromium 21, slackware 64-current

Just got a new 24" lcd and the font rendering in chromium is absolutely awful. Went to and tried to upgrade to the new version of chromium and apparently that package doesnt like the new version of gcc (im using 64-current with the latest updates applied).

Firefox looks great. Anyone know of a tweak(s) to improve the font rendering in chromium?

Old 04-22-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
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This may be a long shot but it could help.

A while back when I was switching back and forth between KDE and Xfce, it occurred that suddenly my *firefox* fonts started looking awful.

After much digging around, it turned out that at some point a file ~/.fonts.conf was created, perhaps while playing with font settings in KDE. It had something to do with gtk, but don't ask me what.

Anyhow, after deleting that file, all fonts were restored and beautiful again (in Xfce that is).

So I guess my suggestion is: do you have such a file? From memory it has XML-looking config stuff in it. If so, try deleting/renaming it.

If not, well, sorry I couldn't be more useful...

Old 04-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I deleted that file before i started the monitor install and after i did the latest batch of updates. Its better with a dvi cable, i have discovered, but still not as good as the font rendering on firefox.
Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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Google for Infinality on Slackware. It will make your fonts look great.
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