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    Default 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    I am having a weird issue with a couple of new install of 12.3 with Gnome on different hardware. The font and some icons are not displaying properly (look at activities and what is supposed to be the speaker volume icon). I have installed and reinstalled with varying degrees of success/failure. Sometimes on a reboot the problem goes away but reboot again and it is back. Any thoughts.
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    Default Re: 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    On Tue 26 Mar 2013 07:26:03 PM CDT, gdirubbio wrote:


    I am having a weird issue with a couple of new install of 12.3 with
    Gnome on different hardware. The font and some icons are not displaying
    properly (look at activities and what is supposed to be the speaker
    volume icon). I have installed and reinstalled with varying degrees of
    success/failure. Sometimes on a reboot the problem goes away but reboot
    again and it is back. Any thoughts.
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    Hi
    What hardware (gfx card) do you see the issues on? All the same screen
    resolution?

    If you change the font, or the hinting and antialiasing all via the
    tweak-tool, does this make a difference?

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    Default Re: 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What hardware (gfx card) do you see the issues on? All the same screen
    resolution?

    If you change the font, or the hinting and antialiasing all via the
    tweak-tool, does this make a difference?
    Both machines do have ati cards but different versions. However it seems that changing the antialiasing to rgba fixes the text issue but not the sound icon issue. I know that the proprietary ATI driver has not worked at all in gnome shell with multiple monitor support so that is not an option. If this is a video driver issue I may have to see if there is a newer open source driver version.
    Any other ideas would be great.

    Thanks
    Greg

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    Default Re: 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    On Tue 26 Mar 2013 10:16:02 PM CDT, gdirubbio wrote:


    malcolmlewis;2541380 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > What hardware (gfx card) do you see the issues on? All the same screen
    > resolution?
    >
    > If you change the font, or the hinting and antialiasing all via the
    > tweak-tool, does this make a difference?
    >


    Both machines do have ati cards but different versions. However it
    seems that changing the antialiasing to rgba fixes the text issue but
    not the sound icon issue. I know that the proprietary ATI driver has
    not worked at all in gnome shell with multiple monitor support so that
    is not an option. If this is a video driver issue I may have to see if
    there is a newer open source driver version.
    Any other ideas would be great.

    Thanks
    Greg


    Hi
    I have a HP laptop with an ATI HD4200 series card, it can drive
    external monitors fine (I had one connected via vga and one connected
    via HDMI).

    I have enabled the glamor acceleration which seems to be working as
    well.

    What if you change the screen resolution? Have the systems had all
    updates applied?

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    Default Re: 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    Thanks again Malcom,

    Well after a reboot had the same graphics problem with the text even though antialising was set to rgba, set it back to grayscale and text went normal again. However I seen this one a few times where the desktop background is all crazy. Have to reboot until normal. I have never had this issue before opensuse 12.3


    This machine has a Radeon 5770 and at work I have a Dell Optiplex 990 with a Radeon I think a 3570. I am going to try the ATI Proprietary driver and see what happens, has been a few months since I tried it. Right now I am on the Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER Driver which is the default, not sure what was used in 12.2 as I never check as it worked.

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    Default Re: 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    Well it seems to be an issue with the opensource ati driver (Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER Driver) I was able to install the ATI proprietary from an rpm I found on the opensuse.org site (http://lizards.opensuse.org/tag/ati/) and after some tweaking got the driver to work the way I want it to, Now Text and icons seem to be fine now. Hope this holds.

    Anyone know where to submit a bug report for this driver?

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: 12.3 Gnome graphic/text issue

    On Wed 27 Mar 2013 12:16:01 AM CDT, gdirubbio wrote:


    Well it seems to be an issue with the opensource ati driver (Gallium 0.4
    on AMD JUNIPER Driver) I was able to install the ATI proprietary from an
    rpm I found on the opensuse.org site and after some tweaking got the
    driver to work the way I want it to, Now Text and icons seem to be fine
    now. Hope this holds.

    Anyone know where to submit a bug report for this driver?

    Thanks again.


    Hi
    For the oss driver;
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/enter_bu...&format=guided

    For the 3570, your stuck with the oss driver, on my HP I had an issue
    and upgraded the xorg driver to the latest in the Xorg11 repository,
    but that was for a flickering screen. YMMV

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