[CentOS] bad text under KDE and C7

Thu Jul 12 10:11:39 UTC 2018
George Labuschagne <george.labuschagne at megchem.co.za>

If it is to just get better font rendering (infinality freetype rendering);
have a look at this gist:


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

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.)


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