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Old 08-04-07, 12:56 AM   #1
scrappy
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Default nvidia driver and fonts ... half height / squished ...

g'day ...

in order to do some work on wine with FreeBSD, I rebuilt my new system using an i386 kernel, which means I can now install the nvidia driver for X ... but, I'm getting some weird behaviour with it ... my font(s) seem to change ...

If I use the nv driver, all is well, my fonts are all 'full height', but if I switch to the nvidia driver, for lack of a better way to describe it, the fonts appear to be 'half-height' (or squished) ...

Now, I've done nothing more then switch:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

to:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

So maybe there is something else I should be doing, but the font is so 'hard on the eyes' that I've just switched back to the nv driver ...

Is there something else that I need to be doing so that the fonts don't change between driver like that? I can do a screenshot of the characters to provide examples if that help ppl to understand what I'm seeing ...

Thx ...
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