ubuntu fonts look awful

NoOp glgxg at mfire.com
Sat May 5 05:09:15 UTC 2007

On 05/01/2007 10:30 AM, Albert Charron wrote:
> 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...

Set your H & V rates in xorg.conf.

Horizontal Frequency   	30 ~ 93kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate   56 ~ 75Hz

So xorg.conf whould look like this:

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"L203WT" (or whatever the identifier is)
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	30-93
	VertRefresh	56-75

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