[mythtv-users] OSD fonts on a new machine

Chris Wall chris.wall at cbrworld.com
Tue Sep 14 15:13:12 EDT 2004


Aaron Griffin wrote:

>Broken and jagged fonts - sounds like antialiasing is disabled....
>check the XF86Config on both machines and make sure you're loading the
>freetype extension... (the fonts specified in the config are only
>fallbacks if the freetype fonts fail)
>
>also, make sure the freetype fonts are configured correctly.... can't
>recall the location.... /etc/fontconfig or something to that effect. 
>compare those files on each machine and make sure it all matches up
>
>in addition, make sure the directories pointed to by all the font
>paths match up.... some font types require utilities to be run in
>order to setup the fonts to be used by freetype (can't recall names
>but something to the effect of ttfmkfontdir)
>
>
>On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 06:09:58 -0400, Donavan Stanley
><geckofiend at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:02:58 -0500, Chris Wall <chris.wall at cbrworld.com> wrote:
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>>>I had a hard drive die the otherday, so I rebuilt my MythTV box with
>>>0.16 (on Gentoo, xorg 6.8.0, kde 3.3.0) and now the OSD fonts are rather
>>>hard to read (broken and jagged, and the background to the OSD is
>>>spotty?).  I have another frontend (connected to the new backend) that
>>>will display the fonts great, and the only difference I can find is that
>>>the seperate frontend is running xfs for the fonts.  Could this be the
>>>problems with the OSD on the backend/frontend box?  I have searched
>>>through the mailing list and the install guide for some information on
>>>the differences between settings in the configurations sections of Mythtv.
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>>>
>>Mkae sure you have you're runing in 100 dpi mode on the frontend that
>>looks like crap.
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Just to let anybody that sees the same problem I solved it by turning 
off XvMC on the frontend and the OSD menus and all are readable now!  
thanks for the help.
Chris


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