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new to sabayon, significant eye strain with default fonts

Postby nomadicME » Sat Jan 26, 2013 23:32

I converted a partition of gentoo linux over to sabayon, and everything is going well except I am having very noticeable eye strain especially in the terminal. The fonts in most if not all applications are noticeably different from those in gentoo. If I reboot into gentoo the eye strain goes away. I compared the enabled fonts listed via: `eselect fontconfig list` for both partitions (gentoo/sabayon) and they are the same.

I switched the consolefont in /etc/conf.d/consolefont to:
consolefont="Lat2-Terminus16"

I also checked the font dpi in both OS with: xdpyinfo | grep resolution Both report:
resolution: 96x96 dots per inch

Here is the output of qlist -Iev | grep font on gentoo:

app-admin/eselect-fontconfig-1.1
media-fonts/corefonts-1-r4
media-fonts/dejavu-2.33
media-fonts/encodings-1.0.4
media-fonts/font-util-1.3.0
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-2.00.0-r1
media-fonts/stix-fonts-1.0.0-r1
media-fonts/texcm-ttf-1.0
media-fonts/unifont-5.1.20080914
media-fonts/urw-fonts-2.4.9
media-libs/fontconfig-2.8.0-r1
virtual/ttf-fonts-1
x11-apps/mkfontdir-1.0.7
x11-apps/mkfontscale-1.1.0
x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.5-r1
x11-libs/libfontenc-1.1.1
x11-proto/fontsproto-2.1.2
x11-proto/xf86bigfontproto-1.2.0

and on sabayon:

app-admin/eselect-fontconfig-1.1
media-fonts/corefonts-1-r6
media-fonts/croscorefonts-1.21.0
media-fonts/dejavu-2.33
media-fonts/encodings-1.0.4
media-fonts/font-util-1.3.0
media-fonts/liberation-fonts-2.00.0-r1
media-fonts/stix-fonts-1.0.0-r1
media-fonts/texcm-ttf-1.0
media-fonts/unifont-5.1.20080914
media-fonts/urw-fonts-2.4.9
media-gfx/gnome-font-viewer-3.6.1
media-libs/fontconfig-2.8.0-r2
media-libs/fontconfig-infinality-20120619
virtual/ttf-fonts-1
x11-apps/mkfontdir-1.0.7
x11-apps/mkfontscale-1.1.0
x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.5
x11-libs/libfontenc-1.1.0
x11-proto/fontsproto-2.1.1
x11-proto/xf86bigfontproto-1.2.0

The big diffences I see are:
- media-libs/fontconfig-infinality-20120619 is installed on sabayon but not on gentoo. I tried to uninstall on sabayon, but 220 packages are dependent on it.
- media-fonts/croscorefonts-1.21.0 is installed on sabayon but not on gentoo. I tried to uninstall on sabayon, but 221 packages are dependent on it.

I'm using the awesome window manager (WM). In gentoo the version is 3.4.11, in sabayon the version is 3.5_rc1-r1. I've also installed fluxbox in sabayon and the problem still exists inside that WM as well, so I'm fairly certain that it is not the WM.

Any idea what might be causing this problem? Thanks.
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