[mythtv-users] OSD fonts on a new machine

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 10:48:46 EDT 2004

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:
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:02:58 -0500, Chris Wall <chris.wall at cbrworld.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> Mkae sure you have you're runing in 100 dpi mode on the frontend that
> looks like crap.
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