ubuntu fonts look awful

Albert Charron albert at albertcharron.name
Tue May 1 17:30:45 UTC 2007

rosty wrote:
> I have a 20,1 " LG monitor.
> I'm trying to switch to Ubuntu from windows XP and struggled for the last 3
> days trying to make fonts on desktop look decent. I searched google and
> tried all sort of recipes. Even tried installing Tahoma microsoft fonts. But
> no joy.
> Fonts are not clearly seen. When I increase their size then they start
> looking ugly. This message I'm writing from Windows, my eyes cannot stand
> Ubuntu fonts.
> Any ideas? 
I also have a 20.1" LG monitor (I have the L203WT... widescreen)... I 
had the same problem when I first installed Feisty on it.  The problem 
was with the screen resolution.  Even if Ubuntu detected the monitor 
correctly, it was set to a resolution of 1280x1024.  This monitor has a 
native resolution of 1680x1050.  Even on Windows, other resolution than 
the native one gives ugly results (including fonts)... As I was only 
testing Ubuntu on that machine, I didn't try to reconfigure xorg, but I 
recommand that you try to do it...

  Albert Charron
  Linux Counter member #157482
  Registered computers: 195048, 164158, 279022, 323762

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