If it is to just get better font rendering (infinality freetype rendering); have a look at this gist: https://gist.github.com/sunnz/11cd72135a0d6a3ec6b6 it requires the installation of some packages from non fedault repos such as nux-desktop and sets up a new fonts.conf file. However, once used, it is impossible to work on a RHEL 7 type system without this installed. Font rendering looks better than Windows and Ubuntu. -----Original Message----- From: CentOS <centos-bounces at centos.org> On Behalf Of Pete Biggs Sent: Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:51 To: centos at centos.org Subject: Re: [CentOS] bad text under KDE and C7 > > > > Kernel driver in use: i915 > > Kernel modules: i915 > The i915 driver is fairly rock solid - virtually all desktop machines these days have on-board Intel video, it's the lowest common denominator. And your chipset is not exactly cutting edge stuff. Are there any errors in the logs - either kernel logs or X logs? For some reason you say you disliked Gnome - but does Gnome show issues (they use the same video driver)? A long shot is the theme. Are you using some non-standard theme on your desktop? Finally, do you have a spare graphics card you could try in the machine? (This is just to make sure there's no hardware problem.) P. _______________________________________________ CentOS mailing list CentOS at centos.org https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos Disclaimer The information contained in this communication from the sender is confidential. It is intended solely for use by the recipient and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking action in relation of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. This email has been scanned for viruses and malware, and automatically archived by Mimecast SA (Pty) Ltd, an innovator in Software as a Service (SaaS) for business. Mimecast Unified Email Management (UEM) offers email continuity, security, archiving and compliance with all current legislation. To find out more, visit http://www.mimecast.co.za/uem.