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carbonbased
January 13th, 2010, 06:24 PM
This navigation icons on this page are blurred: http://goinglinux.com/index.html
For example, the top row nav buttons, Home:Show Notes:Articles:Screencasts:About Us.
As well as the CC icons in the left column.

And at http://www.newegg.com/
All of the nav button in yellow across the top have very blurred text, as well as most of the photos of products on their pages have jagged edges.

What's causing this? In Windows these things are crystal clear--no blurring, no jagged edges.

wiebeest
January 13th, 2010, 07:37 PM
This navigation icons on this page are blurred [snip]
All of the nav button in yellow across the top have very blurred text, as well as most of the photos of products on their pages have jagged edges.

What's causing this? In Windows these things are crystal clear--no blurring, no jagged edges.

I do not recognise your problem.
Maybe your setup needs some post-install tweaking?
What GPU are you using? (nVidia/Ati) and have you enabled the proprietary drivers?

carbonbased
January 13th, 2010, 11:16 PM
I do not recognise your problem.
Maybe your setup needs some post-install tweaking?
What GPU are you using? (nVidia/Ati) and have you enabled the proprietary drivers?

Have this card: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2098

Actually, each time I apply the proprietary wears the monitor blinks out for about 5 secs. every 2 mins. or so. If I remove the prop. drivers, this doesn't happen.

2 yrs. ago I tried SUSE and could never get this card to work. Ub. 9.10 is the 1st Linux install that's made it work. Still, I'm seeing the same old graphics issues in Linux--not as bad as years ago, but still not as good as Win.

IF I could find a card that worked great under Linux, I'd go and buy it. I've Googled that a dozen times and basically found little to no information. I'm thinking of calling ATI or Nvidia and asking them, but I would be surprised if they'd say much I could go on.

wiebeest
January 16th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Have this card: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2098IF I could find a card that worked great under Linux, I'd go and buy it. I've Googled that a dozen times and basically found little to no information. I'm thinking of calling ATI or Nvidia and asking them, but I would be surprised if they'd say much I could go on.

There seem to be issues with Ati cards on Ubuntu, but I'm sure there are sollutions.
Why don't you search around overhere on the messageboard?

nVidia cards overall seem to work actually quite good on Ubuntu.
Been using my nVidia geforce 6600 (vanilla) since Ubuntu version 7.10 quite flawlesly with the proprietary drivers. Great with Wine too (gaming!).
My fathers laptop has a built in geforce 7 which works great and my mothers pc has a geforce 4mx that also does the job...