Re: disappearing text in gtk apps in upgraded Sid
On Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:28:53 -0500
Andrew Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just tried turning ON anti-aliasing in the Gnome font preferences
> dialogue, and the problem went away. But... err... I hate using
> anti-aliased fonts in my UI... ! Where should I look to try to get
> non-anti-aliased fonts to work again?
> El mié, 12-07-2006 a las 00:00 -0500, Andrew Green escribió:
> > Help! I just upgraded my Sid box, and all of a sudden all of my
> > gtk-based apps, including the Nautilus-run desktop, are behaving all
> > wonky. Basically in menus and widgets of all kinds, including text
> > areas, most text is invisible after the first space of any line.
> > Then when the control is highlighted, or when I select text in a
> > text area, the missing text is suddenly visible again. This does
> > not happen with OpenOffice, nor with KDE apps, nor with gtk apps
> > running on a different machine and forwarded over to the X server
> > on this machine. It _does_ happen with Firefox. I have no idea
> > where to start looking for the problem. Any ideas?
> > Thanks,
> > Andrew
I have a similar problem, except that
1. I run Etch, not Sid
2. GTK apps run locally behave fine, but those run with X forwarding
over an ssh connection behave as you describe.
I haven't identified the cause of the problem, but my money is on the
recent libcairo2 upgrade.