[clug] Fonts problem

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at anu.edu.au
Thu Apr 28 00:01:08 GMT 2005

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 01:56:01AM +1000, Pearl Louis wrote:
> I'm currently running Fedora 3 on a laptop (Dell Inspiron 8600).  The
> screen is a 15.4" widescreen and I am running it at 1200x800.  I have
> two problems with X.  First, there is a persistent very thin white
> line at the bottom of the screen.  I dual-boot Windows XP so I know it
> is not something to do with the screen.  Also it only appears when X
> is running.  Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?  The second
> problem is fonts.  I have the Windows Truetype fonts installed (though
> these problems appear for both the Windows fonts and the fonts that
> come with Linux).  I have anti-aliasing turned on and this problem
> occurs for both Gnome and KDE.  Basically, the fonts look fuzzy.  As I
> stare at the letters in this email in Firefox it seems that the
> characters are two different shades of black.  It makes it tiring to
> look at the screen.  The problem doesn't appear in Windows when I run
> it at the same resolution.  This is probably the worse problem of the
> two as the white line is bearable but the fuzzy fonts really do make
> Fedora very difficult to use.

I was under the impression it was normal to turn _off_ font anti-aliasing on
laptops, or the fonts looked fuzzy.

Besides, I keep telling you, Debian will solve all your problems, and wash your
dog too. ^_^

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
8th year CompSci/Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
Paul.Hampson at Anu.edu.au

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