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Re: cropped fonts

On Sun, 11 May 2008 16:50:00 -0500
Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:

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> On 05/11/08 10:31, Micha wrote:
> > I have an issue with my friends laptop that I'm trying to set up with debian
> > (unstable). For some reason the fonts are cropped from the top. I tried
> > removing font hinting and it greatly improved things but hasn't solved it
> > completely. Changing dpi doesn't seem to help (at most it changes which
> > letters are cropped). removing antialiasing for fonts does solve the
> > problem but they look terrible.
> > 
> > The machine is a dell vosotro 1400 with intel graphics gm965 with the intel
> > driver on a 14.1 inch screen and 1280x800 resolution.
> I see that occasionally.  Usually in Iceweasel & Icedove.  Scrolling
> up and back down "fixes" the problem.
> This might not be what you are referring to, though.

I found the issue after a lot of searching. turns out this video card requires
the experimental Intel driver to work correctly.

Seems like the framebuffer driver is suffering from the same problem although
not as severe, as it seems aggravated by anti aliased fonts and really
aggravated by font hinting.

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