[CentOS] Centos 7, ATI/AMD video, fonts

Thu Oct 22 22:26:44 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Thu, October 22, 2015 4:20 pm, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> A newly built CentOS 7.1 system, with an ATI/AMD video card. I installed
> the proprietary driver (this is a Dell, and they had their own rpm), and
> after I ran aticonfig --initial, init 3, then init 5, and we have a
> working video.

Any particular reason to have proprietary video driver? I have Dell
Optiplex-es with most generic of ATI cards; latest CentOS 7
"automagically" handles two screens (even combination of screens of
different resolution) attached to this ATI card out of the box. Just


> Excerpt the fonts are atrocious. All the letters seem to be missing
> pixels, so it's as though there's no across, almost.
> He's running gnome. There has to be a quick fix - a link would be great.
> Thanks in advance.
>        mark

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247