On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 08:10:25PM +1200, Adam Bogacki wrote:
When I click 'Applications->Desktop Preferences->Font' on the top left
of the top panel a small square appears on the bottom left of the
bottom panel saying
'Aa Starting Font'
... sits there for a while ... then disappears. Previously a font config
panel would open up in the center of the screen allowing me to adjust
font size and/or select another font.
Try running gnome-font-properties in a GNOME terminal and see whether
you get some error messages you can relate to us.
The same occurs for 'Applications->Desktop Preferences->Themes' and
'Applications->Desktop Preferences-> Sound'. The last is not so
important since the ALSA sound modules in 2.6.5 kicked in.
That would be gnome-theme-manager and gnome-sound-properties.
I recently did a number of 'apt-get dist-upgrade --fix-missing" [...]
Were any packages inadvertently removed by the "apt-get dist-upgrade"?
Not that I am aware of.
Was there a reason you were performing the dist-upgrade?
I had upgraded to kernel 2.6.5 but on second dist-upgrade I could not
get past a 'Kernel Panic'. I got past this via mkinitrd and tried to fix
any problems via 'apt-get dist-upgrade --fix-missing'.
You should not run dist-upgrade in general, that can lead to bad
effects. Run apt-get upgrade all the time and if packages are being kept
back, run apt-get dist-upgrade afterwards and have a close look at what
APT wants to do.
What Debian distribution are you running anyway? testing?