[TriLUG] Font/display changes between Fedora 7 and 8
bitmage at pobox.com
Thu Jun 12 09:16:22 EDT 2008
Ok, long shot here, but I'm hoping one of the Fedora/RedHat guys might have an
I've been running Fedora 7. With the release of Fedora 9 it's going unsupported
so I did a clean install of Fedora 8. (I stay one release behind the current to
avoid bleeding-edge issues).
Everything works fine - except I have eyestrain from heck. By the end of the
day it feels like my eyes are pinched together above my nose.
This is on the same LCD monitor and display card as before. I've set all my
fonts the same, along with KDE's aliasing/hinting options. It didn't help.
I've tried the freetype-freeworld package, different brightness/contrast
settings, a different monitor, a different video card, other fonts. Nothing
I reinstalled Fedora 7. Ah, blessed relief! But I can't stay on 7 with no
Does anyone know what changed in font/screen/display rendering between 7 and 8?
I can't go to 9, as the new KDE is missing features I depend on.
Be it thy course to busy giddy minds
With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne out,
May waste the memory of the former days.
Henry IV, Part 2
Brian Daniels bitmage at pobox.com
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