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Re: AA with potato (strictly)

Viktor Lakics <lakicsv@usa.net> writes:

> Hi All,
> I know this was discussed in this list already, I did my homework,
> read the archives, but I am still confused. Here is my problem:
> I have stock potato 2.2.r3 with XFree 3.3.6. and Ivan's KDE for
> potato. I want to get antialised fonts work n KDE with as less unstable
> packages as it is possible.
> I think I need the following steps:
> I need to get XFree 4.02 or 4.03
> I already have the right qt version 
> My card is OK (NVIDIA TNT2 M64 - it does the antialiasing under
> Mandrake)
> And the questions: 
> 1. Do I need anything else to be installed?
> 2. How can I install and configure XFree4.03 with apt-get or
> dselect?
> 3. What do I have to put my sources.list?

I finally got anti-aliased fonts working with XFree4.0.3 (sid) ,KDE 2.1.2 and libqt 2.3
Put sid(unstable) in your sources.list and >apt-get install xfree86-common for XFree4.0.3.

I am using kernel 2.4.3 and a  ATI rage 128 video card. I had to recompile the kernel with
support for AGP , VIA chipset,DRM and rage128 . Set-up XF86Config-4 to Load   'type1' 
and "freetype" . I had TrueType fonts installed . Set up the font paths in XftConfig.
Read this for more tips:   http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/3093/3/   

The KDE desktop can extend the anti-aliased fonts to the applications it launches. And i
am really impressed with the Konqueror web browser rendering web pages in aa fonts.
In fact its worth doing an >apt-get install task-kde just to get Konqueror and aa fonts.


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