Debian :: Jessie And Font Subpixel Hinting

Apr 11, 2015

What I'd do to establish nice font hinting is install package libfreetype6, and then create a file in /etc/fonts/conf.avail and conf.d, named 10-lcd-filter.conf. It would contain:

Code: Select all    <fontconfig>
    <match target="font">
        <edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">

Does this sound like a proper way to go?

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Ubuntu :: Font Hinting Subpixel Smoothing On Slight Not Full?

Sep 28, 2010

Using Ubuntu 10.04.My fonts looked different today. Only slightly different. So I went into the appearance preferences to try to figure it out.In, Systems->Preferences->Appearance, click the "Fonts" tab and for "Rendering" select "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)".Then click "Details". For hinting I choose "Full". Then I close the "Font Rendering Details" dialog box. And close the "Appearance Preferences" dialog box.

My problem is that my system won't keep my "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)" font Hinting setting on "Full". It keeps changing it back to "Slight". When I go back into the settings one thing I notice that you can see in the picture is that for "Rendering" they all have the minus sign. Then when I re-click on "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)" it shows up as "slight".

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Fedora :: F14 No Subpixel Hinting?

Dec 29, 2010

i've a problem with Fedora 14. Although i active the subpixel hinting in the fonts setting it remains disable or however it isn't the same as other distro.The only way i was able to active the subpixel hinting is that -> but the result isn't excellent and cause eye strainPS I have an Nvidia 9200m with closed driver (but i have the problem also with mesa and nouveau)

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Fedora :: To Get Font Rendering To Subpixel Smoothing In F15?

Jun 7, 2011

How to return to original state To get font rendering to Subpixel smoothing in F15In a normal user terminal (non root)

cat >> ~/.fonts.conf << FOE
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">


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Fedora :: Subpixel Font Rendering For FC13 (Ubuntu Patches)?

May 27, 2010

Tried out the latest Fedora 13 release for kicks, and seem to be liking it so far I'm an openSUSE user and created some RPMs (on openSUSE) for myself which have the Ubuntu font rendering patches in them. I played around with the Fedora RPMs and managed to patch freetype-freeworld, cairo, fontconfig and Xfto achieve subpixel hinting on par with Ubuntu I wanted to share them with the Fedora community, if interested. Is there any place like an openSUSE Build Service for Fedora where I can host them...or maybe some community site that can host them? A screenshot of my desktop:

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OpenSUSE :: Installing The Restricted Subpixel/freetype Smooth Font Packages On 11.4?

Mar 14, 2011

I love openSUSE, but I hate its default font rendering. On openSUSE 11.3, I am obtaining good results with the SubpixelHinting - openSUSE Community Wiki together with [url]. However, the previous repo doesn't have packages for 11.4. I know that there are some personal packages in the build service, but soon after the 11.3 release they pulled these personal packages because they might violate a patent. So where is a reliable, easy source for installing the best libraries for smooth fonts with subpixel hinting?

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Debian :: Emacs Font Selection Error In Jessie

Jul 15, 2015

I just upgraded my system from wheezy to jessie. For the most part, the upgrade was painless, but there's one bit of weirdness that I can't seem to fix on my own.

In my .Xdefaults, I set the font for Emacs with this line:

Code: Select allEmacs.font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

When I do this, however. the font that appears in Emacs is not any misc-fixed font. See the following image for what Emacs displays. The window for xfontsel shows what font it should be selecting.

Note that both emacs23 and emacs24 (both Debian packages) exhibit this behavior. I also see it with an installation of emacs24 that I compiled myself.

If I use xlsfonts to see what's available matching this pattern, four choices are presented:

Code: Select all$ xlsfonts | grep 'misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-.*-iso8859-1$'

If I change the font-spec in Emacs to specify one of the avgWidth parameters (70 or 80), then Emacs displays the correct font. Note that with this spec, Emacs's choice matches what xfontsel displays.

With avgWidth 70:

With avgWidth 80:

Why Emacs is using the wrong font family when the avgWidth is set to "*". As I understand X font strings, using "*" should make it pick either 70 or 80, but it clearly isn't doing that. A "*" worked with wheezy, so I'm assuming the upgrade changed my font configuration, but I don't know what it might have changed.

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OpenSUSE :: Subpixel Rendering In GTK Applications?

Jan 9, 2010

Hi! I configured subpixel rendering in GTK and it works, but it seems there is a difference in font appearance in GTK and Qt applications.

The fonts in GTK seem thinner, more sharp and aliased while in Qt they are more fat and smooth. This is with the same font name and size.

I also found that the same behavior appears in Fedora, but in Ubuntu all fonts appear similar in both GTK and Qt (fat and smooth as in Qt in SUSE).

So my question is how to make GTK fonts to appear as in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Subpixel Smoothing Causes Text To Be Colourful?

Jun 9, 2010

I just bought a new monitor, Acer H243HX 24" 1920x1080. I have Ubuntu 10.04 and subpixel smoothing enabled with slight hinting and RGB-order (monitor has same RGB-order). The problem is that fonts seems to have "too heavy" smoothing: fonts doesn't look black but colourful. Text has almost unnoticeable but very irritating colour glow. I have tried grayscale smoothing but with it fonts don't look as nice as with subpixel smoothing.

I have been wondering whether problem is associated with software or hardware. Could problem be caused by the fairly large pixel pitch (pixel size) of my monitor (0.276 mm)? I have used two other monitors with Ubuntu 10.04 and same smoothing settings. They had pixel pitch of 0.26 mm. I haven't noticed any colour glow in these monitors even though I have tried to see it.

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General :: Create And Install All Relevant Font-metrics And Fontmaps Of A TrueType Font For (pdf)TeX?

Jul 9, 2010

Essentially I have found this guide, but it is for miktex, i need a guide for texlive on Debian/Ubuntu which will not pollute dpkg installed texmf.

I'm interested in converting TrueType font to be usable in (pdf)(La)TeX.

All the power google turn up just stuff f relating how to install microsoft fonts or do stuf on MikTeX.

I CANNOT USE XeLaTeX!!! I use pstricks and the font must be available in plain TeX! Otherwise my document looks inconsistent!

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General :: Missing Glyphs In Terminus Font - Setup A Fallback Font?

Jul 8, 2010

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus [URL]..., which works wonders for me. I added XTerm*faceName : Terminus in my ~/.Xdefaults, and I do get the Terminus font. Unfortunately, a lot of Unicode glyphs are missing (mathematical symbols, greek and hebrew letters), displaying as little square blocks instead.

If I remove the faceName entry, the default configuration seems able to display most of the glyphs (including math, greek, hebrew, runic, and whatever else), but the default font is much harder to read.

A google search hints that it should be possible to use Terminus as the default font, and fallback to (an)other one(s) for missing glyphs, but provides no further explanation. I've seen documentation that recommends Bitstream Vera Sans as a fallback, but it lacks the glyphs I need too; I don't know how to identify the default font used by xterm either, I had a look at /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XTerm, but all I can find are generic references to old pre-fontconfig font names.

Using Gentoo Linux, fontconfig and xterm are up to date, USEs trutype and unicode enabled, X.Org server 1.6.

Edit: I alternate between Ratpoison, Awesome and XMonad, without a desktop environment.

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Debian :: No Mouse On Jessie

Jan 16, 2016

I'm not having the invisible mouse problem, I don't have a mouse at all. Nothing is selected when I attempt to use my touchpad no matter how much I try. I've been trying to fix this problem for three or four days including by installing alternative OSs (Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10), but those OSs have trouble finding the boot drive and is generally a massive nightmare. I figured Debian's lack of mouse would likely be easier to fix and so here I am. I've searched Google relentlessly for days now, the Man pages are useless for my problem, and the only mouse related posts on the forum didn't fit my own issues.

I'm using a Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5102 AMD-64 with Debian 8.2 (Jessie) and none of the operating options like Cinnamon selected at install.

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Change Font - Font Size FIrefox 3.6.8

Aug 16, 2010

I can't change fonts in Firefox preferences (Content).

My OS is openSUSE 11.3, KDE 4.4.4. release 8.

Any type and size of font I use, nothing happens. It's still same font which I choose for the first time I've started Firefox afer installing openSUSE 11.3.

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Debian :: Disable GUI In Jessie At Boot

May 17, 2015

How do you disable startx in Jessie when it boots up? In Wheezy I just had to disable the gdm3 service. I also tried a few settings in grub, but it still starts.

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Debian :: Spring On Wheezy But Not Jessie

May 19, 2015

I've had a weird issue recently with Java/Spring. Basically, it would work on all machines but my trusty Debian box. Macs for devs, Ubuntu for production and some devs have it too. This annoyed me, because of course Debian is the greatest and it must work there too! Also, Java is based on the whole write once run anywhere concept, I have never really had a problem with code behaving differently on different Java installs of the same version, even on completely different OSs it seems to behave itself very well. URL....

I moved up to Jessie and the problem goes away. I can only conclude that some library that is called by Java got upgraded, somehow influences the order in which Spring resolves its dependencies. Probably the fact that other devs build on Ubuntu and have got it working there, and the upgrade to Jessie brings my libs more in line with what Ubuntu will be running has done the trick.

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Debian :: Jessie Shortcut To Get Desktop

Jul 4, 2015

Is there any shortcut to move to desktop ? On debian wheezy there was "CTRL+ALT+D" .

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Debian :: How To Actually Boot With SYSV On Jessie

Jul 26, 2015

The grub boot loader offers in options to boot with sysv instead of systemd. The problem is that it seems to fail and fallback to systemd. Let's have a look on my dmesg :

Code: Select allroot@PCALAIN:~# dmesg | grep sysv
[    0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=6740d56f-604c-4920-8c64-868e23976be4 ro rootflags=subvol=__active/root init=/lib/sysvinit/init
[    0.000000] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=6740d56f-604c-4920-8c64-868e23976be4 ro rootflags=subvol=__active/root init=/lib/sysvinit/init


So, how to successfully boot with SYSV ? Of course, the package sysvinit is installed on my system.

First, I have done a snapshot. Nevermind, is the following safe and the correct way to go back to SYSV :

Code: Select allapt-get purge systemd sysvinit
apt-get install sysvinit systemd-shim

Is it necessary to purge and reinstall sysvinit in order to guarranty configuration updates or on the contrary, will I break my system if it has none of systemd nor sysv ?

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Debian :: Overheating In Jessie - No Fan Control

Aug 22, 2015

I just upgraded to Jessie and my laptop, a vostro 1710, is overheating.

Code: Select allalexis1@debian:~$ sensors
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    Core 0:       +62.0°C  (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
    Core 1:       +61.0°C  (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)

[Code] ....
I tried to follow what is indicated here : [URL] ....

What I have done :

Code: Select all $ sudo apt-get build-dep i8kutils
    $ apt-get source i8kutils
    $ tar xvf i8kutils_1.41.tar.xz
    $ cd i8kutils-1.41/

I am on a 32-bits system so after

Code: Select all    $gcc -g -O2 -Wall -I. -o smm smm.c


Code: Select all    $sudo ./smm 30a3


Code: Select alleax=000030a3 ebx=00000000 ecx=00000000 edx=00000000 esi=00000000 edi=00000000
    eax=00000000 ebx=00000000 ecx=00000000 edx=00000000 esi=00000000 edi=00000000 0

Finally when I type

Code: Select all    i8kfan 2 2

I get

Code: Select all    -1 2

i.e. my fans start and then suddenly stop !

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Debian :: How To Remaster Jessie Installation

Oct 9, 2015

I'd like to remaster my jessie system (with my own preferences) but i cannot find any tools on jessie like ubuntu has.

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Debian :: Zoneminder 1.28.x On System With 8.0 Jessie

Oct 12, 2015

I'm trying to install zoneminder on my system (Debian 8 Jessie). I was trying to follow a guide on puccinellidigital, since I use nginx on my machine.

everything is OK, but I can't get the xinet to work

Code: Select allservice xinetd status
Code: Select all...
Oct 09 14:24:39 donnager xinetd[1102]: service/protocol combination not in /etc/services: zms/tcp

But if I check

Code: Select allcat /etc/services |grep zms
Code: Select allzms-inetd       85/tcp                         
# Zoneminder ZMS inetd-wrapper

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Debian :: MAC Spoofing In Jessie Fails

Feb 23, 2016

I keep most of my files on my server, but fiddle with them using NFS from one or another of my laptops - so they all have static IPs assigned by my router. If I want extra speed I plug in an Ethernet cable. My old DI524 wireless G router seems quite happy to have two MAC addresses (Ethernet and wireless) assigned to the same static IP, so long as I don't try using both simultaneously. However three Wireless N routers I've tried won't allow this, nor will dd-wrt.

I really don't want to have to set up every laptop as two separate hosts on my network. 'orrible complications.

Best solution I can think of is to get the Ethernet card to spoof the wireless MAC address with e.g. macchanger, as per this excellent page here: [URL] ....

I don't mind running a script manually to do that on each occasion.

This works perfectly on my old R50 Thinkpad running Debian Squeeze, but on my R60 (running Wheezy) and T400 (running Jessie), macchanger works initially, BUT as soon as I hit 'enable networking' in the Network Manager applet, the ethernet card reverts to its original setting. So of course then my router allocates a random IP and so NFS won't work.

Exactly the same goes for the iproute method 'ip link set dev eth0 address [fakemac]' - ifconfig shows it's worked, but it reverts as soon as NetworkManager goes back up.

I don't know where Network Manager (if it is that) is getting the Ethernet card's original MAC from, it seems to be listed in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, so on the T400 (Jessie) I've even tried creating a file in /etc/udev/rules.d/75-mac-spoof.rules along the lines suggested in that archlinux page I mentioned -
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="[original MAC]", RUN+="usr/bin/ip link set dev %k address [fake MAC]"

but it seems to have no effect.

Short of reverting to Debian Squeeze on all my laptops, I don't know what else to do. Or getting into my router and reassigning the IP / MAC address by hand every time (!).

(If there's a better way to swapping easily from wireless to Ethernet when required, I'd like to know.)

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Debian Installation :: Jessie Won't Boot

Sep 26, 2015

I have two desktops running wheezy for years without problems. Recently, I reinstall jessie on one of them and won't boot anymore.The hardware is pretty normal: Asus motherboard, 12GB RAM, Nvidia video card, SSD hard drive, .After the install of jessie finishes, the very first boot failed, which means it hung up forever. The part that is annoying is that it fails at different places whenever I try.

For example, something, it fails at the following:
[ OK ] Started LSB: REP portmapper replacement
[ OK ] Reached target RPC Port Mapper
Starting LSB: NFS Support files common to client and server

Sometimes, it failed at start job is running for lsb set console font.It even failed to the console. When it goes to the console login, I can't put any user name or password. It's all frozen.The problem appears to be video card problem. But it worked fine in wheezy.

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Debian :: Installing Kernel 3.16 On Jessie

May 13, 2015

So, I did the upgrade to Jessie today and everything went fine and I do like the gray look of the Gnome Classic Desktop. Not much change here.

But it is impossible for me to install the 3.16 kernel.

When I try, I get the following error (sry, it's german, but you should get the point):

Code: Select allE: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1_amd64.deb: Extrahierte Daten für »./lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/media/rc/winbond-cir.ko« können nicht nach »/lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/media/rc/winbond-cir.ko.dpkg-new« kopiert werden: Es konnte nicht geschrieben werden (Auf dem Gerät ist kein Speicherplatz mehr verfügbar)

It basically says, there is not enough space on /lib to copy the modules for the new kernel. (I have about 100M free there.)

df -h says:
Code: Select all/dev/dm-1               322M    209M   97M   69% /
udev                     10M       0   10M    0% /dev
/dev/dm-2               8,3G    5,6G  2,3G   72% /usr
/dev/sda1               228M     28M  188M   13% /boot
/dev/mapper/linux-var   2,8G    577M  2,1G   22% /var
/dev/mapper/linux-tmp   368M     11M  339M    3% /tmp
/dev/mapper/linux-home   58G     55G  628M   99% /home

So, as you can see, there isn't that much space on / at all - don't blame me, blame the Lenny Installer. Personally I can live with the 3.2 kernel but I wonder if there is any possibility to install the never one without a total re-partitioning.

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Debian :: No Decompress In Nautilus Since Jessie?

May 20, 2015

In the past (with Wheezy and before) I often used "decompress" via double click on compressed folders or "compress" via right click on folders (or files) in Nautilus. Since I installed Jessie this option has vanished. I added several packages like "zip", "7z", "unzip" and so forth. Now I can do similar things via command line, but I just don't find any option anywhere to enable compressing and decompressing in Nautilus again. There seem to be no options for configuring such things in Nautilus.

I have the odd feeling my Jessie installation is broken since many little things are missing from the beginning. Should the old behaviour of Nautilus be standard in Jessie also?

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Debian :: Possible To Upgrade From Squeeze To Jessie?

Jun 25, 2015

I installed a Debian server a few time ago, with the Squeeze version.

Now I want to upgrade it to Jessie, but all related documentation only talk about the procedures to upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie.

What should I do? Upgrade first Squeeze to Wheezy and after that to Jessie, or I can upgrade from Squeeze to Jessie?

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Debian :: Jessie 8.8.1 - USB Stops After X Time

Jul 9, 2015

I have debian jessie 8.8.1 Oscam and a phoenix card reader running on a tower pc. Everything works on reboot but when i leave it running then when i wake up in the morning the card reader has stopped working and does not show up in lsusb. The only way to get it working again is to reboot then it stops after x amount of time and the same problem.

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Debian :: How To Only Update Jessie Stable

Jul 10, 2015

I have installed debian 8.8.1 stable and run updates. When I run the cat release command it shows stretch/sid. I made no changes to the apt/sources list.

What do i have to do so it only updates with the stable release I am planning to use it as a server and only want stable fixes.

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Debian :: Installing GNOME2 On 8.0 Jessie

Aug 23, 2015

I want to install the old GNOME(GNOME2) on debian 8.0 how do i do this

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Debian :: Connection Timeout Too Often In Jessie

Sep 6, 2015

I am running debian 8 stable version (which I starting to think not that "Stable") and when i surf web pages its ok except the fact that I am too often get connection timeouts then i need to press "enter" in the ur box to try again and then its maybe work if not I am going to press another "enter" on the url box until i have connection to the site its important to say its not a isp or hardware problem. I run the web with no problems in that other operating system which I am not getting back to.....

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Debian :: Configure Backup PC On Jessie

Sep 9, 2015

I have been a windows user for a very very long time, and recently switched to debian. I have so to speak crapped all over my system failing to compile sourcecode properly held broken repos and what not.

So decided to reinstall debian last night, now I have a rather clean fresh installed copy. As I'm a new user to linux, I want to setup a backup system so I can revert to a clean fresh installation when I muck up my system.

Now I have downloaded and installed BackupPC with needed libraries and sitting here trying to configure it on my computer. I have followed this guide: [URL] ....

I have come to this section here:

Server SSH KEY Creation and Deployment:

3. Deploy Key To Client Machine
Copy to client machine

backuppc@server$ scp /var/lib/backuppc/.ssh/ sudo-user@<client machine>:/home/sudo-user/
backuppc@server$ ssh sudo-user@<client machine>

sudo-user@client$ chmod 600
sudo-user@client$ sudo mkdir /root/.ssh
sudo-user@client$ sudo chmod 700 /root/.ssh
sudo-user@client$ sudo mv /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
sudo-user@client$ sudo chown root:root /root/.ssh/authorized_keys


Now I'm not quite sure what to do here as I have no networked computers to deploy to only one machine. Although I want to make a local system backup and upload that to a server I have access to, but would that server be seen as a backuppc server/client?

On this computer here I have generated the id_rsa and located in /var/lib/backuppc/.ssh

looking at this part:
Test ssh connection(On server, as Linux user backuppc)
backuppc@server$ ssh root@<client machine>

How should I interpret @<client machine> should that to be ssh root@ ?

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