Nearly unreadable fonts with native resolution (1280x800) of my notebook (new to Debian, need help)

From: Hans-Peter Sulzer (ql_freak_at_gmx.net)
Date: 08/02/05

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    Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 14:43:26 GMT
    
    

    Hi!

    I have shortly installed Debian on my system (details of
    my configuration see below). It is running (even
    sound works).

    After I have changed XF86Config-4 (see below), to be able
    to use the native resolution of 1280x800 of my notebook
    (which works), the fonts (which looked good with interpolated
    resolution of 1024x768) are nearly unreadable, but not
    because they are too small, but because there seems to
    be a mixture of black and white (or grey) pixels.

    Can I adjust anything?

    I'm an owner of OS/2, so I have the wonderfully original
    Adobe Type 1 fonts (real Times New Roman, Helvetica,
    Courier, ...) which are looking better than the
    corresponding TT-Fonts (Arial and so on). How can I
    use them with Debian?

    Thanks in Advance
    Peter

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    The computer is an Acer Aspire 1363 WLMi notebook
    (Mobile Sempron 3000+, 512 MB RAM) with a
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 5200 (64 MB RAM, real graphic, no
    shared memory), native resolution is 1200x800.
    OS ist Sarge 3.1r0a
    X86Config-4, output of lspci and X -probeonly follows:
    My X86Config-4 is :
    -----------------------------------------------------
    # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
    # ...
    # ...
    #   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
    #   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
    Section "Files"
    	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
    	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"GLcore"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"dbe"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"record"
    	Load	"speedo"
    	Load	"type1"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"keyboard"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"de"
    EndSection
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go 5200]"
    	Driver		"nv"
    EndSection
    # Section "Modes" inserted 2005 Jul 26 (see 
    /root/doc/acer1363wlmi/A1363WLM.TXT):
    Section "Modes"
            # rajout VM
            Identifier         "16:10"
            ModeLine "1280x800" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828
    EndSection
    # outcommented original Section "Monitor", 2005 Jul 26:
    # Section "Monitor"
    #	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    #	HorizSync	28-50
    #	VertRefresh	43-75
    #	Option		"DPMS"
    # EndSection
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
            HorizSync    30 - 90
            VertRefresh  50 - 75.0
            Option                "UseEditFreqs"        "1"
            UseModes        "16:10"
            Option        "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = aspect-scaled"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go 5200]"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                    Virtual         1280 800
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    EndSection
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    -----------------------------------------------------
    lspci >lspci.txt gives:
    -----------------------------------------------------
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0204
    0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 1204
    0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 2204
    0000:00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3204
    0000:00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4204
    0000:00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7204
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800 
    South]
    0000:00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems 
    [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
    0000:00:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
    0000:00:0b.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
    0000:00:0b.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 
    OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
    0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 
    1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 
    1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 
    1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
    0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
    0000:00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. 
    VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. 
    VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
    0000:00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. Intel 537 
    [AC97 Modem] (rev 80)
    0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 
    [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
    0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
    0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
    0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
    0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce 
    FX Go 5200] (rev a1)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    X -probeonly >xprobeonly.txt 2>&1 gives:
    -----------------------------------------------------
    XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14 20050601051219 
    fabbione@fabbione.net)
    Release Date: 15 August 2003
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.29-pre2 i686 [ELF] 
    Build Date: 01 June 2005
    This version of XFree86 has been extensively modified by the Debian
    Project, and is not supported by the XFree86 Project, Inc., in any
    way.  Bugs should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System; see
    <URL: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting >.
    We strongly encourage the use of the "reportbug" package and command
    to ensure that bug reports contain as much useful information as
    possible.
    Before filing a bug report, you may want to consult the Debian X FAQ:
           XHTML version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.xhtml
      plain text version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz
    Module Loader present
    OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.8-2-686 (horms@tabatha.lab.ultramonkey.org) 
    (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-12)) #1 Thu May 19 17:53:30 JST 2005 
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
             (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
             (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Aug  2 15:53:49 2005
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
    Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_clip.o":  
    No symbols found
    Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_norm.o":  
    No symbols found
    Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_xform.o": 
     No symbols found
    Skipping 
    "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_vertex.o":  No 
    symbols found
    Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a:spencode.o":  No 
    symbols found
    -----------------------------------------------------
    

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