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by Alx357
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

OK, like Columbo, ..." just one more thing ". Not to prolong the suspense, the Dell with the Linux is WORKING great now. :!: The problem was, as most of you suggested, the Intel on-board graphics. I learned from a friend that Intel does not publish their code info for the hardware, at leas...
by Alx357
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

At this point, I have a major complaint and objection to the entire Linux operation, the software writers who have created all these OS distributions, offered them as ready to work, and continually updated them without addressing this problem. The machine is a standard Dell computer, about 10 years ...
by Alx357
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

I have already switched from a 1280 x 1024 monitor I previously was using on her Dell/Linux, and have been using a 1024 x 768 monitor for the last 3 days, with no difference in the problem. The monitor I switched back to, the 15" 1024 x 768 monitor, is the original Dell that came with the compu...
by Alx357
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

To get the requested info, I copy / pasted the Terminal output from the Dell/Linux machine ( which info was almost reduced to gibberish from the damaged fonts) , into Plume text edit, saved and copied onto a zip drive, moved to this Windows machine, - then opened and re-saved the file in Windows' Wo...
by Alx357
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

x@alx-OptiPlex-GX280 ~ $ lspci -nnk 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub [8086:2580] (rev 04) Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0179] Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express...
by Alx357
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

Thank you for the reply and info ... Would you know if it is possible for me to update the bios, or flash it, to install the A08 version, when it is already running Linux ? There is no more Windows for this machine, my Acronis image program back-up disks will no longer work to reinstall the XP os th...
by Alx357
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

'Still using the Linux Maya OS .... same font problem. The deeper into internet pages and links you go, the worse the fonts look, until they become totally unreadable. I think there must be some update or patch that would fix the OS for this. Interesting effect is that if I open the text edit progra...
by Alx357
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

NEW INSTALL again, Thursday January 3. This time I installed Mint Maya, 64-bit. Yes it works fine, as well as any of the 32-bit distributions, on this 32-bit Dell. The font problem is the same, actually the best result yet, but still on the internet, it is impossible to read. I don't know how to exp...
by Alx357
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

Looks like some readers missed the subsequent post, written and posted after the pictures, where I re-installed a different Linux distribution, the LM12 LXDE, replacing the OS that was in the Dell when the photos were taken. The newly installed LM12 LDXE has only the default fonts as installed, no c...
by Alx357
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

LM12 LXDE .... installed and working ... genuinely is a bit better .... with the fonts, but still some distortion on desktop fonts, and just as bad with internet as before, unreadable and unusable. I was actually able to highlight some unintelligible text from a website, copy it, and then paste it i...
by Alx357
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

I'm really getting mad at this entire process .... Apparently my computer's on-board graphics hardware ( or its driver ? ) is not compatible with Linux OS. I have tried 14, and 12 . Why wouldn't Linux make sure the OS would accommodate such a widely used computer ? Seems the only path I have is to e...
by Alx357
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

Please disregard the relative darkness of these pictures, and disregard the moire' effects ... the monitor screen actually looks very bright, sharp and clear, with good vivid color. It is the fonts that are the only problem. You can see why showing the output from inxi -F is going to be difficult to...
by Alx357
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

How would I post it ? The machine I am on right now is a Windows machine, not the one that has the Linux and the problem. That machine is nearly impossible to use, and I have no experience with capture programs on it. It is nearly impossible to use Firefox on the Dell with the problem Linux OS. I wi...
by Alx357
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

Re: butchered fonts

Thank you for responding ... When I select Terminal from the Linux menu, I don't see any "code: select all" , but I entered inxi -F and have this information, which I had also found in another place as well, from the Linux menus. Dell Optiplex GX280 Intel Pentium 4 , 2.80GH , 32-bit , 2055...
by Alx357
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: butchered fonts
Replies: 25
Views: 3343

butchered fonts

This is very frustrating ... I downloaded, burned the disk, and successfully installed Linux Mint 14.1 on my Dell desktop. IT seems to work ok, except the fonts are somewhat chopped around sometimes. Certain letters are not right, some look like ? Sanskrit, and get dislocated or are missing. This ha...

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