Roken wrote:I have no experience of Cinnamon, though I have seen the behaviour that you seem to be experiencing. Have you tried rebooting?
Radioman621 wrote:I am having the exact same problem, but only on a box running Fedora 16. The menu fonts on my Mint 12 box render ok, but the Fedora 16 box menu text looks exactly like you describe. At first I thought I might need a better video card, but everything else renders ok.
I did notice that when I installed Cinnamon on Mint 12 the installer also install true type font. I installed true type font on the Fedora 16 box and it did not appear to fix the problem. So far I like cinnamon (I hate gnome3). Now if I could just get the font problem fixed.
Radioman621 wrote:I will not give up on this until I figure it out. I really, really, dislike gnome3 (it would probably be OK if it was on a tablet but not a desktop, especially not they way I like to work) and it looks like the eventual aim of cinnamon will give me back what I want.
Your right about it being only the text in the menu. Everything on all of the applications look normal. I am off this weekend and hope to spend some time digging into this.
Radioman621 wrote:Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! I believe the problem is some incompatibility between the cinnamon menu fonts and fedora 16 rendering. The menu works you just cannot read it. When I did this on mint 12 I believe I got a theme called "minty". I do not get that in the Fedora 16 cinnamon. I have made so many experimental changes that I am thinking seriously of reinstalling Fedora 16 and starting over.
Radioman621 wrote:Now I am starting to think that it may be Fedora 16 and the video card I have in this particular box. I reinstalled Fedora 16 and found that a few of those fonts look weird also. I did not notice before as there are not really any menus to look at and it did not default to the fail over version if it does not like your video card. And I installed cinnamon right away. I have completely given up on F16 here at home. This a box I am putting together for another project. I was delighted to see that there was a version of cinnamon for Fedora 16 so I would not be crippled by gnome3 and I am trying to make it work.
Radioman621 wrote:I am still digging into this. With so many variables it has proved difficult to narrow down the source of the problem. Everything appears to work, I just cannot read the fonts in the menu. And oddly the gibberish on the screen changes periodically for the same menu choice.
Hawkeye_52 wrote:Radioman621 wrote:I am still digging into this. With so many variables it has proved difficult to narrow down the source of the problem. Everything appears to work, I just cannot read the fonts in the menu. And oddly the gibberish on the screen changes periodically for the same menu choice.
I am beginning to wonder whether it might be my video card -- an ATI/AMD 4350. I know there have been problems reported about that type of card with LM 12 (and many others, actually). What type of video card are you using?
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