Xorg on LCD with DVI seems too sharp (nicer on PowerBook)

Albert Vest alvest at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 20 15:25:36 PST 2006

On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:01:26 -0500
Chris Shenton <chris at shenton.org> wrote:

> I've got a Dell 2405 LCD at home and work.  At work, it's driven by a
> PowerBook with DVI and it's very nice.
> At home, I'm driving it with DVI from a Dell with a built-in Radeon
> card running FreeBSD-6.1-PRERELEASE.
>   PCI:*(1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
> There, it seems too sharp, too grainy, especially for text like
> writing code in Emacs, reading docs with Mozilla, etc.
> Any suggestions on how to soften it a bit?  I guess I don't understand
> why the Mac display is comfortable but the FreeBSD Xorg display feels
> so irritating.  Perhaps I need to use a different set of fonts or
> something?

Chapter 5 of the FreeBSD Handbook has some suggestions for improving how fonts and apps look.

Albert Vest, al vest at earth link dot net

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