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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809
Description of problem:
When fonts are displayed in the application menu and varous dialogs, instead of
text, a filled black box is presented. If the control is active, hovering over
the box will cause the text to be rendered properly. If its inactive text,
hovering another window above it and moving it will fix it as well. This is
happening with both the provided Sans font and the user-installed Verdana font.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Pick an app
2. Maybe it'll display fonts funny
3. Maybe not...try again! :)
I'm using a Matrox G400 AGP card.
As a troubleshooting guide, please disable 2D acceleration with:
Does this make the problem go away after you restart X?
Yep, that seems to have fixed it. Though (as expected) it did slow down moving
and resizing windows.
Any hints on how to resolve the fonts && keep the speed up?
Yes, we can work on that. Re-enable acceleration now by removing the
above noaccel from your config and try instead using:
Does this solve the problem?
Also, are you using single head or dual head?
Can you attach your config file and XFree86 log file? I'm debugging Matrox
issues right now.
Created attachment 86246 [details]
XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps also fixes the problem.
I'm running single head at this point.
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