Font missing or changed?

After the upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3 the Firefox menu has switched to a monospace(? fixed width) font.

Something I did? Something I didn’t do? Something that can be done?

NorthWay wrote:
>
> After the upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3 the Firefox menu has switched to a
> monospace(? fixed width) font.
>
> Something I did? Something I didn’t do? Something that can be done?
>
>
Try creating a new user and check whether you see a better menu in that
new profile . if yes then come back your old user and rename .mozilla
folder in home folder and start firefox.


GNOME 3.6.2
openSUSE Release 12.3 (Dartmouth) 64-bit
Kernel Linux 3.7.10-1.16-desktop

Didn’t help.

It works correctly as root. Which is the only one who can log in with gnome as the wm.
So somewhere in the mists of gnome is buried my problem.

Video driver related?
Please login to a different WM (IceWM f.e.) as user, install the package “Mesa-demo-x” and post the output of:

glxinfo | grep render

direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 9600 GT/PCIe/SSE2
GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color,
GL_NV_path_rendering, GL_NV_pixel_data_range, GL_NV_point_sprite,
GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info,

On 08/01/2013 06:16 AM, NorthWay wrote:
>
> It works correctly as root.

should not do that…not even to check to see if it works ok as
root…why? So, what did you learn that can help you (or anyone) fix
the problem?

logging into any *nix gui is risky business–even just to see if “It
works correctly as root.”

more on that here: http://tinyurl.com/DD-on-Root

> Which is the only one who can log in with
> gnome as the wm.

then your gnome install is broken–and that fact that it is also
broken for a new user means (to me) it is badly broken…

> So somewhere in the mists of gnome is buried my problem.

yep! so the trick is knowing where…and, i would have no idea where
to begin…it is probably something got mashed due the way the
upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3 proceeded…

which these three guides (the only ones recommended and supported)
did you follow step-by-step, exactly:

  1. http://tinyurl.com/35p966c
  2. http://tinyurl.com/93uemsr
  3. http://tinyurl.com/7l4m2td

or, if you followed one of those exactly as given then you had a
failed upgrade anyway–which happens…far too often…which is why
each guide states that failure is possible, and to backup first.

you can spend days and weeks trying to find what failed or you can
recover by using your pre-upgrade backup…


dd
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Complaints

This looks ok.
Could you please upload your ~/.xsession-errors after a failed login to GNOME to SUSE Paste or similar and post a link?

Also check that your /home partition is not full (root has its home directory in /root so wouldn’t be affected by this).

Well, the fact that it works as root means that the install is NOT badly broken.
But it could be some permissions issue.

On 08/01/2013 09:16 AM, wolfi323 wrote:
> Well, the fact that it works as root means that the install is NOT
> badly broken.
> But it could be some permissions issue.

of course. but i define “badly broken” as a system in which the
problem is not relatively easily findable and fixable… ymmv

so, which easily findable and fixable permissions issue was uncovered
by logging in as root?


dd
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Complaints

It is here: SUSE Paste

And I see at least one lib not firing. Weirdo…

Hm. That was an old error file.
I get no new file when I try to log in.

I also see I have trouble with the kernel ending in -16 as I can’t get the nvidia installer to build for it, so no gfx for it.

Old? The file says: Thu Aug 1 15:09:43 2013, this was today. :wink:
So this was with kernel 3.7.10-1.1, according to the log file you shouldn’t even get a login screen.

Which kernel did you boot then when you posted that glxinfo output? 3.7.10-1.11 maybe?

How did you install the nvidia driver? If you did it “the hard way” you have to reinstall the kernel module for each new kernel.
If you can’t get it to compile for the 1.16 kernel, your missing the kernel-devel packages for that version maybe.
Could you please post the output of:

rpm -qa | grep kernel

Btw, I asked for your ~/.xsession-errors, not Xorg.0.log.

I define “a badly broken system” as a system that has incompatible libraries installed or important packages missing.
And that we can rule out, because it works as root.

Nothing was uncovered yet, because we haven’t really looked at anything yet.
And if we don’t find the reason, what makes you sure that it won’t happen again after reinstating a backup and upgrading again?

And again, logging in as root is NOT bad per se. But I don’t want to discuss that here…:wink:

I installed from DVD.
That was the .xsessions file. Might have been generated by me trying to use “startx”.
I have two versions of the kernel installed. No trucking idea why.
12.3 gave me two levels of grub. Boot one to get another one to get booting. In 640x400 resolution which isn’t enough to write out all the text on screen to see what I am selecting.
Missing .dep files. Not possible to run the .run NVidia install files for installation.

I rolled back 12.2. I’ll wait for the next release before I try again.