I'm using an Acer Aspire One Net Book and I have Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu dual booted.

  • Processor: 1.66 Ghz
  • 1 GB Ram
  • Intel Atom
  • 64 bit

I noticed that in Ubuntu, web sites don't display well. While Windows 7 does it just fine. This happens in all browsers. I have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed.

My question is..

Do I need to configure or install something to fix this?

Note: I also experienced this sort of problem on Linux Mint and Linux Chakra

More Information: when I access somebody elses Wifi.. about..all websites display normally

  • What do you mean by don't display well? You should include a screenshot. – notkevin Feb 24 '13 at 5:09
  • How do you include screenshots? I'm quite new to this – Kuro Feb 25 '13 at 0:27
  • You can upload the the image to an image hosting service like imgur.com and post the link of the image. – notkevin Feb 25 '13 at 3:03
  • i.imgur.com/8BNlltL.png i.imgur.com/4d6QMzG.png i.imgur.com/mLMS4lR.png i.imgur.com/WzmuP9J.png Some Sites don't display images or Ads but I could still look at videos Those things don't happen when I connect to someone else's wifi – Kuro Feb 25 '13 at 6:52

I'm guessing this might either be a rendering issue or a font issue. Windows has sub pixel rendering, or cleartype turned on by default - you can apparently activate something similar in "System > Preferences > Appearance" then fonts, then rendering.

If its missing fonts, apparently the old MS corefonts arn't available in 12.04 (I have no idea about mint or chakra). Since you have a windows 7 install, you could get a copy of those fonts and install them manually - you will need to copy the fonts into /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype (using sudo) then run sudo fc-cache -f -v - the ubuntu wiki has more complete instructions

Its probably not a wifi problem unless pages are broken halfway.

  • sorry.. but that's not it – Kuro Feb 25 '13 at 0:29
  • I'm not good in explaing but the issue is actually websites don't display well.Meaning their images,thumbnails,and some advertisements.They don't display.And some websites automatically goes to its TEXT form.But on Windows 7 it all displays just fine. – Kuro Feb 25 '13 at 0:32

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