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I am are using a windows program under linux via wine. The program runs fine with KDE. Didn't test it on gnome. Finally we wanted to start the program without KDE - something like kiosk mode, so users not to be able to use anything but this gui program. I do that by:

startx the_program.exe

The program runs and it works, but the fonts are not antialised at all. xfs server is started:

[root@mclive5 ~]# chkconfig --list|grep -i xfs
xfs             0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

"startx firefox" works just fine and with anti-aliasing.

Linux distribution is CentOS 5.5, wine is 1.2.1 (1.2.1-1.el5.rf from romforge)

Any ideas how to turn on antialising?

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I think the answer is under 5.5.3: freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-fonts.html I'm mobile or I'd spell it out more. – 0x90 Mar 25 '11 at 12:08
    
I've read that. I tried to use <edit name="antialias" mode="assign"> <bool>false</bool></edit> in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf. I also have file /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-antialias.conf with this contents:<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <match target="font"> <edit mode="assign" name="antialias"><bool>true</bool></edit> </match> <match target="font"> <edit mode="assign" name="autohint"> <bool>true</bool> </edit> </match> </fontconfig> it didn't help – NickSoft Mar 25 '11 at 12:27
    
The link you gave me shows how to turn off anti-aliasing for mono fonts in KDE, not how to turn it on when not using KDE – NickSoft Mar 25 '11 at 12:34
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Solved it! I wrote this in a file named "wine.reg":

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000001
"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:00000578

then I run:

wine regedit wine.reg

Works like charm

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