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    Default Unreadable font mystery

    I have a strange problem at times reading fonts on programmes, the kickoff, and widget applications. It seems to correspond to how long I've been logged on, CPU usage or core temperature, but sometimes it occurs for no reason and then clears up.
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    I'm have the unstable version of KDE4.2 in my repos -- could that be the cause?
    Worst case, I hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace and restart X. Does anyone else have a problem like this?
    Any comments appreciated.

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    Default Re: Unreadable font mystery

    Change to this setup and see if it remains the same issue
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    Default Re: Unreadable font mystery

    (Could it really be that easy?)
    Will give it a try and see.
    Thanks.

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    Question Re: Unreadable font mystery

    Hmmm... wasn't that easy. Still get the same jumbled fonts only on widgets, application launcher and some, mostly kde applications. Very odd especially in that it comes and goes without any pattern.
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    Default Re: Unreadable font mystery

    I'm have the unstable version of KDE4.2 in my repos -- could that be the cause?
    How do you mean Unstable? 4.2.2 Factory?? Because it's not Unstable.
    Unstable would be the Factory Unstable which is an early development of 4.3

    Give us the terminal output of:

    zypper lr -u
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    Default Re: Unreadable font mystery

    New snapshot of problem here:
    It's not a big problem, but it's something that just shouldn't be happening.

    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | URI
    ---+----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | KDE:KDE4:STABLEesktop | KDE:KDE4:STABLEesktop | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/STABLE:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1
    2 | Libdvdcss repository | Libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | http://suse.linuxin.dk/repo/11.1/
    3 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.1
    4 | kde4-community | kde4-community | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE4_UNSTABLE_Desktop
    5 | kde4-extra | kde4-extra | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/UNSTABLE:/Extra-Apps/openSUSE_11.1
    6 | kde4-unstable | kde4-unstable | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/UNSTABLE:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1
    7 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | Yes | Yes | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0,/dev/sr1
    8 | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss
    9 | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | Yes | Yes | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss
    10 | openSUSE-11.1-Updates | openSUSE-11.1-Updates | Yes | Yes | Index of /update/11.1
    11 | openSUSE-Education Updates | openSUSE-Education Updates | Yes | Yes | Index of /download/updates/1.0/11.1
    12 | repo | openSUSE BuildService - Wine CVS Builds | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.1
    13 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.1-Debug | No | Yes | Index of /debug/distribution/11.1/repo/oss
    14 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | No | No | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss
    15 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | No | No | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss
    16 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.1-Source | Yes | Yes | Index of /source/distribution/11.1/repo/oss
    17 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.1-Update | Yes | Yes | Index of /update/11.1
    18 | repo_1 | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Backports | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_11.1
    19 | repo_10 | NVIDIA Repository | Yes | Yes | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1
    20 | repo_11 | openSUSE BuildService - Drivers for webcams | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.1
    21 | repo_12 | openSUSE BuildService - Database | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/server:/database/openSUSE_11.1
    22 | repo_13 | VideoLan Repository | Yes | Yes | Index of /pub/videolan/vlc/SuSE/11.1/
    23 | repo_14 | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.1
    24 | repo_2 | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Community | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/KDE:/Community/openSUSE_11.1
    25 | repo_3 | openSUSE BuildService - OpenOffice.org | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.1
    26 | repo_4 | openSUSE BuildService - Virtualization (QEMU) | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/Qemu/openSUSE_11.1
    27 | repo_5 | openSUSE BuildService - Virtualization (VirtualBox) | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.1
    28 | repo_6 | openSUSE BuildService - X11:Compiz | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/X11:/Compiz/openSUSE_11.1
    29 | repo_7 | openSUSE BuildService - Games | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/games/openSUSE_11.1
    30 | repo_8 | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla | Yes | Yes | Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1
    31 | repo_9 | openSUSE Education | Yes | Yes | Index of /download/repo/1.0/11.1
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    Default Re: Unreadable font mystery

    You need to disable #1 (No Delete it, no matter what you decide about 4,5,6)

    Then do update all Unconditionally in #4,5,6

    That is if you want to keep unstable? Judging from the mess you have in that repo list, you should not be messing with Unstable. My advice would be to remove 4,5,6
    and replace with the factory equivalents
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1

    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Extra-Apps/openSUSE_11.1

    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE4_Factory_Desktop

    And do update all unconditionally in those.

    And remove the duplications you have of updates, packman, oss, non-oss,.............etc.........
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    Default Re: Unreadable font mystery

    Thanks, I'll get started. I always mess with things before I have any idea what I'm doing and then try and fix it later. It's the way I've learnt linux
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