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Re: Screen fonts in X

G. Crimp wrote:

	Just installed Debian 3.0 r.0 from CD (No internet connection, I
know 3.0 is at r2).  Fonts are very fuzzy.  Title bars are unreadable,
text in a terminal window is, but not for very long, menus can be used
too, but very hard on the eyes.

	I've looked in the archives.  I'm forced to do my searches on time
limited public terminals at the moment, so what I've found so far comes
from threads in May 2003 principally:

	- I've tried reordering the font path in both XF86Config-4 and
/etc/X11/fs/config (or something like that) to no avail (stopping and
restarting xfs or xdm as the case warranted;

	- dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig in order to allow bitmapped fonts,
but the command complained it didn't know what fontconfig was (neither do
I, but that was the suggestion in one of the threads;


Just a small note - I think this `dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig` failed because you don't have fontconfig installed; If a site told you you should (re)configure fontconfig, try
  apt-get install fontconfig
If you can get it from the net apt-get will download it for you - or if it's on one of your cdroms, apt-get will ask for that cdrom. Then it'll unpack and setup things, including the configuration you want :-)



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