Intel845 resolution problem

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Dec 31 00:39:20 UTC 2008

On 12/23/2008 11:25 PM, Shiva Chikkalli wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for the help. I had done the fonts adjustment and also the refresh
> cycle. It had improved a lot. My screen is quite reasonable and no much
> issue except, I want to see the screen as good as Windows. I am using
> "SyncMaster 793s".
> As suggested, I feel going back to UBUNTU8.04 would be a better idea if it
> helps me substantially improvement in screen resolution.
> *Please, please let me know what is the better way to downgrade the Ubuntu,
> I mean the procedure..*

You can also try this:

To create the files, open a terminal and:

gksu gedit /etc/fonts/conf.d/99-sharp-fonts.conf

and then copy & paste the file info:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
  <match target="font">
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign"><bool>true</bool></edit>
    <edit name="hinting" mode="assign"><bool>true</bool></edit>
    <edit name="hintstyle" mode="assign"><const>hintfull</const></edit>
    <edit name="lcdfilter" mode="assign"><const>lcdlegacy</const></edit>
    <edit name="rgba" mode="assign"><const>rgb</const></edit>

and save the file. Do the same with the /etc/X11/Xresources/sharp-fonts
file. Then logout & log back in to test. From there, adjust via
System|Preferences|Appearance|Fonts and test with 'Best Contrast' etc.

If you find that the files make it worse, or no change you can always
delete them:

sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/99-sharp-fonts.conf
sudo rm /etc/X11/Xresources/sharp-fonts

Anyway, might be worth a try before reinstalling with 8.04.1. Note: you
still will not be able to use compiz desktop effects with 8.10 as you
can with 8.04.1, but the fonts might look a little better after adding
the two files. Also, make a note that you did add the files someplace so
 if you keep them and want to remove them later you'll know how.

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