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    Blurry Display


    Hi

    Im new to Linux. I read a lot about Linux distro's and liked the sound of Gentoo, but when I tried to install it, I didn't know what hit me! I found it to complex for me as a noobi.

    I then started to search for an easier to use Linux, and Mandrake seemed to be the answer. I have now Mandriva LE 2005 installed and am very impressed!

    However, I do have a few issues which I hope can be resolved. The first issue is the blurryness of the fonts! I normally use Windows 2k and am used to its lovely sharp fonts, when I load up Mandriva, I notice that the fonts are no where near as sharp. I then noticed an option which allows you to turn off the anti analysing, I turned it off, rebooted and I couldnt notice a difference!

    So my question is, how do I get the display to be as sharp as it is on my windows machine?

    Narmi2!

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    Here is an example

    Screenshot from Linux:


    Screenshot from Windows:


    Look how blurry the font appears on Linux, and then look how clear cut the font is in windows!

    How do I get the Linux font to look like the font in Windows?

    Thanks

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    What kind of monitor do you have? It might be worth going into 'Configure my Computer' and selecting the individual make and model which you have (if it's there). It might be something to do with your vertical and horizontal refresh rates?

    I have an ancient Tatung (half dead - no red in the display) and the display is still pretty sharp. Good luck
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Thanks, I will try that when I get home.

    However, I don't think it is the monitor. If it was the monitor the screenshot would have been sharp. As the screenshot is not sharp, I think it may be the source of the graphics! E.g. the graphics card which may not be properly configured.

    I have a samsung monitor, can't tell you off my hand which model. The computer is only a 566 Celeron with 256 mb ram and 6gb hard disk. The graphics card is an ati rage pro 8mb.

    Dunno why, but I feel its a graphics card problem.

    Can anyone confirm this for me please?

    Thanks

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    I had the same effect when I upgraded from 10.1 to LE 2005.

    Never did fix it. But other stuff broke as well during upgrade so I dumped it.

    Doesn't really help you but at least you're not imagining it
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    Oh well, sometimes there's no easy answer. I found this thread on another forum, and while it's not Mandriva (Haaa --- Mandrake to us stick-in-the-muds!) it might help.

    It seems to me you don't have much video memory available - that might be something to do with it...
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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