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2 prob(screen brightness to max & poor font rendering) i cant able to solve. Help me

asked 2013-02-11 08:43:43 -0500

Dinesh kumar gravatar image

updated 2014-10-01 11:58:05 -0500

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Today i installed fedora 17 on my laptop(Toshiba satellite pro). Its awesome. But two problems persists in that.

  1. Screen brightness settings not saved

    • i tried xbacklight solution and some other described in forum. But none of them worked for me. This problem is the exact reason i changed from ubuntu from fedora. But my bad i cant able to find solution in this too
  2. Font rendering

    • this is also the another problem for me. I dont know how to explain. Fonts are not like in ubuntu.

Please help me to find solution guys.

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Please ask these as two separate questions. This makes it so much easier for people in the future to find your question, as we can have meaningful titles for the questions

ryanlerch gravatar imageryanlerch ( 2013-02-11 14:33:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-24 12:28:00 -0500

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answered 2013-02-11 23:33:59 -0500

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There are many solutions available for these two problems..most of them didnt worked for me. But after a long try these two rectified my problems.

Solution for font rendering problem : $ sudo rpm -Uvh http://www.infinality.net/fedora/linux/infinality-repo-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

$ sudo yum -y install freetype-infinality fontconfig-infinality libXft-infinality

got it from this site(http://jaysonrowe.blogspot.in/2012/06/improving-fedora-17-font-rendering.html)

Solution for screen brightness setting not saved(max at every reboot) : http://lovelifeandlinux.blogspot.in/2012/02/running-application-during-startup-and.html?showComment=1360646649906#c6763637947149180365

Hope it helps someone in the future.. :)

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answered 2013-02-11 11:32:30 -0500

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Asking these as separate questions will help you to get much better (and quicker) answers, but you can do that next time. To answer your questions:

1) If you are using the default Fedora spin with GNOME, you can install this plugin: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/231/brightness-control/

2) If by "font rendering", you mean being able to edit the font and font size, try the gnome-tweak-tool (again, requires you to be using GNOME).

Cheers and welcome to Fedora!

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