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    Hi friends

    This issue has been bugging me for some time now. I thought it was a temporary glitch that would go away with a software update, but so far it hasn't fixed itself yet. I am using openSUSE 13.2 and this has been going on for several months. My GNOME Settings look messed up (see pic below), and I have no clue how it happened (I believe it was after a certain software update, but it's been so long I can't remember exactly), or how to fix it. The categories are broken, ampersands don't show up correctly and there's lots of whitespace at the bottom. Does anyone know what's going on?


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    Small bump.

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    On Mon 15 Jun 2015 01:36:02 PM CDT, sdfghjk123 wrote:


    Small bump.


    Hi
    If you create a new user and login, does the issue appear for the test
    user? If not then it's user related, else it's a system issue, please
    confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    If you create a new user and login, does the issue appear for the test
    user? If not then it's user related, else it's a system issue, please
    confirm.
    Just checked with a new user, seems to be user related as it shows up correctly there.

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    Default Re: GNOME Settings look messed up

    On Mon 15 Jun 2015 03:06:01 PM CDT, sdfghjk123 wrote:


    malcolmlewis;2715240 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > If you create a new user and login, does the issue appear for the test
    > user? If not then it's user related, else it's a system issue, please
    > confirm.

    Just checked with a new user, seems to be user related as it shows up
    correctly there.


    Hi
    So your using standard fonts and settings via tweak-tool?

    Have a look at running fc-cache as your user and either alt+F2 r
    <enter> or logout/login;
    Code:
    fc-cache -vf
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    So your using standard fonts and settings via tweak-tool?

    Have a look at running fc-cache as your user and either alt+F2 r
    <enter> or logout/login;
    Code:
    fc-cache -vf
    Ah, regarding fonts, two things:
    - I use the liberation2-sans fonts everywhere (and added a lock to keep the liberation-sans packages from installing, they look worse) (EDIT: actually, I don't have a lock on liberation-sans, my bad)
    - I have removed the dejavu-fonts and added a lock to keep them from installing (they look terrible, at least on my screen)

    Would either of these, or the combination of both, have something to do with the problem? I'll give reinstalling those fonts, + fc-cache -vf and shell restart, a quick try.

    fc-cache gives the following error, but I'm not sure if it's important. It does everything else just fine:
    Code:
    Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/30-metric-aliases.conf", line 1: no element found

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    Default Re: GNOME Settings look messed up

    Quote Originally Posted by sdfghjk123 View Post
    Ah, regarding fonts, two things:
    - I use the liberation2-sans fonts everywhere (and added a lock to keep the liberation-sans packages from installing, they look worse) (EDIT: actually, I don't have a lock on liberation-sans, my bad)
    - I have removed the dejavu-fonts and added a lock to keep them from installing (they look terrible, at least on my screen)

    Would either of these, or the combination of both, have something to do with the problem? I'll give reinstalling those fonts, + fc-cache -vf and shell restart, a quick try.

    fc-cache gives the following error, but I'm not sure if it's important. It does everything else just fine:
    Code:
    Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/30-metric-aliases.conf", line 1: no element found
    Hi
    You might want to tweak the anti-aliasing? If you set back to the defaults and re-run fc-cache do things come right?

    So what is in line 1? I wonder if it's the fact that it's Liberation and maybe needs Liberation2 added....
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You might want to tweak the anti-aliasing? If you set back to the defaults and re-run fc-cache do things come right?

    So what is in line 1? I wonder if it's the fact that it's Liberation and maybe needs Liberation2 added....
    Just did some tests with all kinds of combinations of the installed/not-installed fonts, also changing the anti-aliasing settings, it didn't seem to be of any help, so I went back to liberation2, with dejavu-fonts removed. I checked out the file, and it turns out it was actually empty! So I deleted it, and now at least fc-cache no longer gives that error. However, the problem with the GNOME Settings remains. Do you have any idea if (although I'm sure it does) and where GNOME Settings has some kind of configuration file, so I can take a look at it?

    I could probably just fix this by removing all .files and .directories in my home directory (and I probably will at some point because I'm also experiencing other small issues like LibreOffice opening plaintext files by default instead of gedit), but I'd really like to figure this one out, and it would help other people who might run into this issue at some point as well.

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    Default Re: GNOME Settings look messed up

    Before doing something as drastic as zapping you configs make a new user and see if they have the same problem if so it is in you configs somewhere. If your settings have been through multiple version upgrades you might want to think about redoing the desktop just because things change and old configs can be a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Before doing something as drastic as zapping you configs make a new user and see if they have the same problem if so it is in you configs somewhere. If your settings have been through multiple version upgrades you might want to think about redoing the desktop just because things change and old configs can be a problem
    It is a problem in the user configs somewhere, as a new user doesn't have the problem. I'm just clueless which config file(s) to inspect.

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