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Messed Fonts

Switched to X.Org from XFree86 & no notable differences as such apart from the name of the config file /etc/X11/xorg.conf & the pretty messed up fonts (font rendering to be precise). louiswu was getting a kick out of seeing me in such a nice state. Lets just say that I love good-looking things & my fonts weren't looking nice. Yeah they looked great on the selection menu, but fscked up on the screen. Especially firefox & thunderbird rendered fonts really sucked (& they still do). I'm using epiphany till I solve this issue. Maybe I'll get firefox & compile from source.... because as far as I can see, compiled programs are rendering fonts fine & its only the binaries that look really messed.

To kind of add a little more to my misery, louiswu kinda magically messed up my Gnome desktop settings (read I backed up the settings & restored them, but somehow things didn't work out) so here I am sitting & messing around with those as well. Starting out with a cleaned up config worked, my wallpapers are now showing up properly (the thumbnail view in Gnome 2.6).

Bottomline, fonts look sucky. I don't think it's an X.Org problem...but I'd sure like to know what's causing this. Oh & if you're a Firefox fan, epiphany SUCKS too. I just can't stand it.

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teemus
Apr. 14th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
Maaaan, you are a whiz! Teach me something please!

Music: AR Rahman - Girlfriend.
Lurrrrve that song!
rythm
Apr. 14th, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC)
??
Did u listen to Uyirin Uyire song from the movie Kakha Kakha.

Has been a long time, since I did.
fox2mike
Apr. 14th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
Re: ??
Yeah :) But still after seeing Boys, the songs have more meaning...do you have the songs ?? They're worth it.
fox2mike
Apr. 14th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
Deal :)
Yeah sexy song :)) In fact ALL the songs in that movie are nice.

Alright, i'll teach you what you want. Gurudakhshina will be the best laptop money can buy :) ok ? lol

Me no whiz..the actual whizzes are mannu (Have you seen his posts on Java & OO methods ? I'll never understand some of that lol), bluesmoon (ayttm, other maal as well, should meet him sometime), louiswu (he taught me most of what I know in Linux) & the list goes on... :) It's nice to have so many helping people around when you want to learn something.
code_martial
Apr. 14th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC)
Screenshot?

Current music: AR Rahman - Girlfriend

A R Rahman -- long time no see (hear)!
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