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poor font rendering on new instalation
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liam_g

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 14:20    Post subject:  poor font rendering on new instalation  

I just installed Snarko Puppy on a USB and managed to get Pure Data running on it. I'm very happy with it so far, except that the font rendering seems to be very poor, ie. characters come up quite pixelated on the screen. It may just be the screen resolution, although I've tried resetting these and it hasn't had much affect. Can anyone suggest how I can improve this? I'm not planning to do any fancy that would require the graphics card, but it would be good to have proper text rendering.

I can provide screen shots if required.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:57    Post subject:  

Welcome Liam.

You meant Slacko, correct?

Have you seen either of these pages?

https://puredata.info/dev/GuiSizeDifferences

https://puredata.info/docs/faq/on-gnu-linux-the-fonts-are-strange-and-or-too-big-or-small

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 16:26    Post subject: Post Subject  

And just to not overlook the obvious, somewhere on Slacko's menu or in its desktop control GUI antialiasing can be turned on.

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liam_g

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 22:52    Post subject:  

@Semme Haha, yeah I meant Slacko. Rolling Eyes It was late at night while I was typing. I didn't know about those resource pages, and they're very useful to me. However, the problem is system wide, ie. text in the browser or text editor is also poorly rendered.

@mikeslr Thanks for the suggestion--it was not obvious! However I can't find the option you're talking about. Any guidance?
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 22:53    Post subject:  

Quick note Mike.. He may have a video upgrade on deck.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:19    Post subject:  

OK, I found anti-aliasing and two related options, but It doesn't seem to have made too much of a difference. I tried taking a screenshot, but the image came out normal on my main machine (presumably because it was taken upstream from the problem).

Interestingly I've noticed that text in the console is fine--it's the text in the text editor, and in PD, has very rough edges.

Any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:22    Post subject:  

Re. video upgrades: If I run the video driver upgrade wizard, I get:

"Xorg server version '1.14.3' is currently running. The Wizard is not offering any upgrades."
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:25    Post subject:  

Did Slacko get your resolution correct?
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:45    Post subject:  

I've tried all the available resolutions and it hasn't made too much of a difference.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:52    Post subject:  

Then if not a shortcoming of your card, you may benefit from some pkg I'm unaware of.

Not that you mentioned it, but, were the visuals better aboard any other distros you may have tried?

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:59    Post subject:  

Yes, I usually run Ubuntu on this machine and the rendering is fine.

If this is a problem which is specific to this machine, then it's not too much of a problem, as I'm intending to clone the disk and run it on other machines.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Mar 2017, 03:07    Post subject:  

Have you tried to change to using a different font?

Also, tell use what specific version of Slacko?
There are about 10 different ones.

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