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by VtPoet
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Changing DPI and "*LCD* Hinting" in Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Changing DPI and "*LCD* Hinting" in Cinnamon

Unfortunately, Cinnamon's fonts looks like crap on my HP laptop -- too small, hard to read, not enough hinting, etc... The settings manager doesn't offer me a way to change the panel font, change DPI or alter LCD Hinting (which is not the same as hinting). Is there a way, as in XFCE, to improve LCD ...
by VtPoet
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Print Manger Connects to Wireless Brother but HP Fails
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: Print Manger Connects to Wireless Brother but HP Fails

Thanks Robw. I'm so frustrated I almost want to go back to Windows -- :roll: . I had been running Mint 9 on her Mini. Beautiful little OS. Everything worked except the scanner. I needed to update her OS in order to use the latest XSANE. LISA is a complete wash in my opinion. I don't like Unity - des...
by VtPoet
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Print Manger Connects to Wireless Brother but HP Fails
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Print Manger Connects to Wireless Brother but HP Fails

I'm trying to set up LMDE for my wife on her MIni. I hit a brick wall today. I was able to install our home wireless printer, a brother (prints beautifully); but the HP printer at work simply refuses to cooperate. When I add "new printer", cups finds the HP, recognizes it, ostesibly installs the cor...
by VtPoet
Sat May 21, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Hey, I just reinstalled Mint XFCE on my second partition (my dear-god-I-screwed-up-linux-on-my-first-partition partition) and I'm impressed. The font display is much improved. No complaints. Glad to see the update to XFCE 4.8. I'm going to stick with the install this time. I'm running Xubuntu on my ...
by VtPoet
Sun May 15, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: problems with XFCE solved?
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: problems with XFCE solved?

So that is the question? Can I use XFCE as a daily distribution? Good grief, that's almost impossible to answer. Depends on what you want to do with it. I ran Mint XFCE and the only issue I had was with font display http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=71080 . Other than that, it worke...
by VtPoet
Wed May 11, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xubuntu 11.04 - sigh...
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: Xubuntu 11.04 - sigh...

I couldn't be less satisfied that with Xubuntu. I tried it install the latest release on an old PC I had and while the install seemed to go fine at first Grub would not install correctly. Repeated attempts then started giving me reports about errors on the media (even though the media check ran fin...
by VtPoet
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

I've already moved on, uninstalled (formatted) the Mint XFCE partition. I'm trying Xubuntu right now, but I can't get Emerald to work and nobody at the forum seems to know how to make it work - might be a Natty issue. At least I could get Emerald to work in Mint. Two things were deal breakers for m...
by VtPoet
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

I've already moved on, uninstalled (formatted) the Mint XFCE partition. I'm trying Xubuntu right now, but I can't get Emerald to work and nobody at the forum seems to know how to make it work - might be a Natty issue. At least I could get Emerald to work in Mint. Two things were deal breakers for me...
by VtPoet
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

No matter what fonts you choose (or like) they will still look crummy unless there is proper rendering and that is what the patching does for it... If you want to see the difference, just burn and run the current live iso of LMDE... Which gives me a thought. The whole reason to try XFCE Mint is bec...
by VtPoet
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

I had looked at LMDE when the original iso came out and promptly threw it in the trash when i saw had poorly fonts would look...it was like an instant "turn off"... I sent a note to CLEM, but he doesn't know me from Adam. Got no response. Have to say... I'll give this another couple of days. If I d...
by VtPoet
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

The ttf-ubuntu font is in the LMDE repo also the patched libcairo, you can install them. And yes they do work in Debian. Really, if you believe that a font will break your system :roll: Why they are not the default ? I do not know, but the Xfce release seems to be a rush job without the usual Mint ...
by VtPoet
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Maybe in this case people should just use XFCE over the Gnome base until somebody starts paying attention to the release and ironing out the details.
In all fairness, this release is still in Beta.

I think feedback is more appropriate than chest thumping. :wink:
by VtPoet
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Is there a tutorial for downloading system fonts? You just search the web for "linux fonts"? There's no distinction, that I'm aware of, between "system fonts" and any other font. All you do is to find a font that you like (.ttf) and copy it to your ~/.font folder. If the hidden folder isn't in your...
by VtPoet
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Anyway, we cant install Ubuntu fonts in a debian based distro. We would have to obtain the deb files and compile them from source since Ubuntu isnt fully compatible. Hey Nick, FYI, I haven't found this to be true. Fonts aren't platform dependent. In my experience, all that matters is that they are ...
by VtPoet
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

You compare LMDE XFCE and Ubuntu but Ubuntu uses the Ubuntu fonts and LMDE probably not... Thanks lviolin, but regardless of which font Mint is using, it shouldn't look like it's dying of starvation. If it crawls like a bug, if it bites like a bug, then it's probably a.... I would report it as such...
by VtPoet
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: XFCE Locks Up During Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: XFCE Locks Up During Boot

Thanks. This is probably what's going on. Is it a bug?
by VtPoet
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Well, it's a setup, a setup to configure your desktop, apps and browser... What do you want more? If this works for you of course... Thanks. I really *do* appreciate your suggestion. It's just that it's a new distro and I'd rather see the problems properly ironed out. My posts are offered more in t...
by VtPoet
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Thanks Linuxviolin, I'll try that, though that doesn't really solve the problem. That's more of a bandage.
by VtPoet
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: XFCE Locks Up During Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 552

XFCE Locks Up During Boot

Every so often, XFCE comes to a screeching halt while booting up -- keystrokes, nothing works. Can't see rhyme or reason behind the fail, but here is a screen shot:

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by VtPoet
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 13980

Re: Poor font quality in XFCE-Debian

Thanks Merlwiz: Here is your bug fix applied (somewhat improved, but still not as good as it should be). Strike that. Now that I compare, I don't see much difference? Post "Bug Fix"------------------------------------------------------------- http://poemshape.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screenshot-0...

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