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    Default Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    Hi, I'm using openSuse11x64, nvidia card and lcd at 1680x1050.

    I've tried using half a dozen fonts, including the m/soft ones, but they all look quite poor, pixellated and grainy, compared with eg Ubuntu. At -control-Appearance and Themes-fonts- I can switch anti-aliasing and hinting on/off but it doesn't make any visible difference which setting is used. And this community page,

    SubpixelHinting - openSUSE-Community

    suggests that subpixel rendering is indeed disabled. But when I follow that page I just get error messages in the console, don't know why - maybe the files haven't been updated for os11? So if hinting is disabled in openSuse 11, is there a way to enable it?
    Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    Dxvid wrote:

    >
    > Hi, I'm using openSuse11x64, nvidia card and lcd at 1680x1050.
    >
    > I've tried using half a dozen fonts, including the m/soft ones, but
    > they all look quite poor, pixellated and grainy, compared with eg
    > Ubuntu. At -control-Appearance and Themes-fonts- I can switch
    > anti-aliasing and hinting on/off but it doesn't make any visible
    > difference which setting is used. And this community page,
    >
    > 'SubpixelHinting - openSUSE-Community'
    > (http://opensuse-community.org/SubpixelHinting)
    >
    > suggests that subpixel rendering is indeed disabled. But when I follow
    > that page I just get error messages in the console, don't know why -
    > maybe the files haven't been updated for os11? So if hinting is
    > disabled in openSuse 11, is there a way to enable it?
    > Thanks for your time.
    >
    >

    there's a problem in the script as it's looking for things
    in /usr/share/automake and it doesn't exist anymore what does exist
    is /usr/share/automake-1.10 so you need to create a soft link:
    ln -s /usr/share/automake-1.10 /usr/share/automake
    and then again follow the instructions
    ps - next time include the error messages you get
    --
    Suse 11.0 x64, Kde 3.5.9, Opera 9.x weekly

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    I'm sorry I don't understand what you are saying?

    "The file or folder /usr/share/automake-1.10 doesn't exist"

    Can you post the console steps precisely, I'm not very experienced with consoles.

    The original error message I'm getting is this,

    david@linux-w6z3:~> mkdir -p ~/download/freetype2
    david@linux-w6z3:~>
    david@linux-w6z3:~> cd ~/download/freetype2 wget http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/suser-guru/...use102.src.rpm TARGET_OPT=`case \`uname -m\` in i*86) echo --target=i586;; esac`
    david@linux-w6z3:~/download/freetype2> rpmbuild --rebuild $TARGET_OPT --with subpixel freetype2-*.guru.suse*.src.rpm
    error: cannot open freetype2-*.guru.suse*.src.rpm: No such file or directory
    david@linux-w6z3:~/download/freetype2>

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    That is not to difficult what he writes. He gives you exactly one statement to type in a console window (as root):

    ln -s /usr/share/automake-1.10 /usr/share/automake
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    ok, got it now, left out the "In" for some reason.

    But I am still getting the same error message above.

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    /usr/share/automake-1.10

    Doesn't exits.... same here, seems you first need to install automake. I used one click install:
    Software.openSUSE.org

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    Great, that installs automake, but I'm still getting the above error.

    When I looked in download/freetype folder it was empty, so I d/loaded the .rpm manually from the link in the error message and put it in the downlad/freetype folder and ran the command again. This gives a different error message,

    david@linux-w6z3:~> mkdir -p ~/download/freetype2
    david@linux-w6z3:~>
    david@linux-w6z3:~> cd ~/download/freetype2 wget http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/suser-guru/...use102.src.rpm TARGET_OPT=`case \`uname -m\` in i*86) echo --target=i586;; esac`
    david@linux-w6z3:~/download/freetype2> rpmbuild --rebuild $TARGET_OPT --with subpixel freetype2-*.guru.suse*.src.rpm
    Installing freetype2-2.3.5-0.1.guru.suse102.src.rpm
    warning: InstallSourcePackage: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 58857177
    error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/src/packages/SOURCES/bugzilla-159166-reduce-embolden-distance.patch: cpio: rename failed - Operation not permitted
    error: freetype2-2.3.5-0.1.guru.suse102.src.rpm cannot be installed
    david@linux-w6z3:~/download/freetype2>

    Does that help, or make things worse?

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    You probably just don't have write perms to /usr/src/packages/.
    <>---><^>

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dxvid View Post
    Great, that installs automake, but I'm still getting the above error.

    When I looked in download/freetype folder it was empty, so I d/loaded the .rpm manually from the link in the error message and put it in the downlad/freetype folder and ran the command again. This gives a different error message,

    david@linux-w6z3:~> mkdir -p ~/download/freetype2
    david@linux-w6z3:~>
    david@linux-w6z3:~> cd ~/download/freetype2 wget http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/suser-guru/...use102.src.rpm TARGET_OPT=`case \`uname -m\` in i*86) echo --target=i586;; esac`
    david@linux-w6z3:~/download/freetype2> rpmbuild --rebuild $TARGET_OPT --with subpixel freetype2-*.guru.suse*.src.rpm
    Installing freetype2-2.3.5-0.1.guru.suse102.src.rpm
    warning: InstallSourcePackage: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 58857177
    error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/src/packages/SOURCES/bugzilla-159166-reduce-embolden-distance.patch: cpio: rename failed - Operation not permitted
    error: freetype2-2.3.5-0.1.guru.suse102.src.rpm cannot be installed
    david@linux-w6z3:~/download/freetype2>

    Does that help, or make things worse?
    run it as root (do su first)
    "If it ain't broke, find something wrong with it"

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    Default Re: Is subpixel hinting of fonts disabled in openSuse 11?

    Not the entire sequence, just when you issue the "rpmbuild " command.
    <>---><^>

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