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Old 08-03-07, 11:56 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-04-07, 12:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: nvidia driver and fonts ... half height / squished ...

Are you talking about fonts in X? If so, please see http://us.download.nvidia.com/freebs...ppendix-x.html.
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Old 08-04-07, 01:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: nvidia driver and fonts ... half height / squished ...

Great pointer, t hank you ...

So, is this another difference between the nv driver in xorg 7.x and the nvidia driver?

My screen is coming up now as 1400x1050, vs 1400x900 the other way:

> cat dpi.nv
dimensions: 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters)
resolution: 89x87 dots per inch

> cat dpi.nvidia
dimensions: 1400x1050 pixels (413x261 millimeters)
resolution: 86x102 dots per inch
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