So ive had this on multiple installs of arch so it has to be something with my hardware. I don’t think i have a hidpi screen its 1080p but i guess i3 thinks it is because its either doing way too much scaling or not enough.
the place where you see it really bad is st as shown in screenshot letter have missing parts and look like they have vasaline smeared on them.
everywhere else text is ok but has a weird sharpness to it which makes me think x is doing too much scaling. i set my ppi(dpi is for print) to 96 in both xresources and my x conf but its still really bad.
any idea’s? oh and yes ive tried multiple fonts so its not that.
I don’t know what you mean by that.
The font is not the actual issue. It’s the font type.
For terminals, a Monospace/Mono type of font is required.
The image shows a font that looks like it is not Mono. Which font is this and which others have you tried?
no its a overall font issue. its not so much a ui issue thats fine. i did more messing with settings and got it to a place where its ok. text isn’t as blurry or overly sharp. i deleted the config that scales bitmapped fonts im not even sure why anyone would try to do that,i set my dpi to 96 in my xorg.conf and messed with other things i forget.
mainly i think deleting bitmapped font scaling fixed it although not all the way things still seem overly sharp to my eye it might not be showing in the screenshot or im just overly sensitive to it.
im still leaning in the direction of i3 isn’t really made to work in a hidpi(not the correct term) screen i guess i have to live with. maybe at somepoint ill install kde again but that would defeat the purpose of having a minimal install.
i do have it installed since ive installed a lot of kde/gnome packages and im assuming kde like gnome is a meta package and installs everything when you install one thing.
i know ive changed it. a lot of tweaking has gotten it to a ok point but there is still way too much scaling going on even in kde although much less so. maybe im just very susceptible to this.
also i have an eye condition where i see letters backwards and anything on a black background lit up looks like it has a halo around it. maybe my condition just advanced to the point where its more noticeable now?
I’d suppose that a gradual eye change may now make the situation more annoying is plausible. You could try some other environments just to verify it’s that way in several other desktops. Perhaps bootable ISOs would be the easiest way of various distros with their live environments?
i’ve used my moms mac mini with a old cheapo display and this laptop with gentoo and both have the problem. the funny thing is i have a 2021ish imac 27 that does NOT have it. maybe the bigger screen combined with the higher resolution fixes it for me.
that’s definitely a reason to use it more right now it’s my zoom call machine because of the 1080p camera. i’ve gotten so used to laptops i can’t use a desktop anymore. also the desk chair i have is cheap and not very comfortable.