On Fri, 2003-02-07 at 02:41, Mark Edwards wrote:
> On Thursday, February 6, 2003, at 09:14  AM, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 12:07, Mark Edwards wrote:
> >> 1) Is there any way to run xscreensaver with gdm2?  With gdm, there
> >> was a Background option in the config tool, but that's gone.
> >
> > What do you mean?  Run xscreensaver while gdm itself is running (i.e. 
> > no
> > user logged in)?  I've never done this, but there are quite a few
> > configuration options in the /usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf that are not 
> > in
> > the GUI tool.
> I figured this out.  gdm2 has removed the BackgroundProgram feature 
> from the configuration gui, but it still exists in gdm.conf.  You have 
> to set
> BackgroundProgram=/usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver -nosplash
> and also
> RunBackgroundProgramAlways=true
> However, it doesn't seem to work with the new graphical greeter.  
> That's what got me.  Use the default greeter, and set the above 
> settings in gdm.conf (and put an .xscreensaver in the gdm home 
> directory) and you get xscreensaver during the login window.
> >> 2) gdm2 crashes if I go to the configure tool, close, then go to the
> >> configure tool again.  I saw this same behavior in gdm, and it was
> >> solved by starting via /etc/ttys, I think.  Is there anyway to fix
> >> this?  Basically, once I go to the configure tool, I have to resart
> >> gdm2 if I want to go to the configure tool again.
> >
> > I haven't seen this, but I'll take a look.
> I think I spoke too quickly on this one.  It appears that on second 
> load, the gdm configure tool just takes a really long time on my 
> machine.  I mistook this for the crashing that I saw with gdm under 
> gnome 1.4, which I originally solved by a re-install.  Sorry for the 
> false alarm!
> >> 3) I followed the directions to get font anti-aliasing working, and I
> >> do have GDK_USE_XFT set to 1 via .gnomerc.  However, I don't see any
> >> difference in anti-aliasing.  There was some anti-aliasing before I
> >> did anything at all, for instance in mozilla some fonts are
> >> anti-aliased.  But there is none in the gnome2 desktop even after the
> >> new settings.  What am I missing?  Do I just need to add the proper
> >> fonts or something?
> >
> > You need to make sure your XftConfig is setup correctly, and you have
> > the latest freetype2.  It hardly merits any work now as I'm on the 
> > verge
> > of committing GNOME 2.2 which no longer requires GDK_USE_XFT.
> I've done a bit of work on this, despite your suggestion not to, and 
> I'm still coming up short.  I found a tutorial that suggests
> xdpyinfo | grep -c -i render
> as a test to see if XFree86 is including render support.  Doing this on 
> my system returns 0 instead 1 which the tutorial says is necessary for 
> anti-aliasing.  The tutorial says "wait until XFree86 supports Render 
> on your graphics card."  This is an old machine with an ATI Mach64 CT, 
> so I would believe it is unsupported, however ...
> What's strange is that anti-aliasing is clearly occurring in a few 
> places for me, most notably in Mozilla.  In Mozilla Mail, a message 
> displayed in fixed-width font (Courier) is quite clearly anti-aliased, 
> next to a variable-width font (Times) that is not.  Zooming the text to 
> 600% makes this quite evident.
> I also have seen anti-aliased text in the gdm2 graphic greeter.  These 
> two examples existed even before I had added GDK_USE_XFT to my 
> environment, or followed any of the directions in the FAQ for enabling 
> anti-aliased text.  So, there is anti-aliasing going on without any 
> settings whatsoever, but following the directions in the FAQ, adding 
> all my font directories to XftConfig, and setting "match edit 
> antialias=true;" in that file, still results in most fonts not being 
> anti-aliased.
> Any thoughts on what is wrong?

What version of X is this?  You really need a recent 4.2.x version with
freetpye and type1 modules loaded.


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> Mark Edwards
> San Francisco, CA
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