Hello, I'm totally new to Linux, started to learn it couple of days ago. I've chosen Linux Mint 8 and come across several problems.
The main thing I'd like to do is to make system fonts look sharp (as it was in XP), 'cause my eyes really ache when I have to work long with antialiased fonts. I follow this guide http://www.howtoforge.com/sharp_fonts_gnome
and here comes the hardware trouble: I can't set dpi to 96 in xorg.cong
, because my monitor isn't detected by the system.
My laptop is HP Pavillion dv6 series (model dv6940er) and it has Nvidia Geforce 8400GS. Drivers are fine - I installed 185 ver (173 ver doesn't solve the problem). But when I go to display properties it says "It appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead?" (Nvidia X shows the right info) So I believe due to this xorg.cong
doesn't have the Monitor Section
. BTW before Mint I tried Ubuntu and my monitor was successfuly detected.
I really wish to stick to Mint but my eyes just won't take antialiased fonts long.