Cinnamon 3.4.7 Menu Text Drawing Issue

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Cinnamon 3.4.7 Menu Text Drawing Issue

Postby N7_X » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 pm

Hello everyone,

I have a somewhat irritating issue, where the text in the menu will sometimes draw over other elements. This behavior tends to happen when navigating the categories on the left side, and goes back to normal when you move the mouse to the program list. Image

Any ideas? This happens on a clean install. I am currently running Mint 18.2(64 bit) with Cinnamon 3.4.7.

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System:    Host: Jarvis Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: Satellite C855 v: PSC72U-011008
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC v: MP
           Bios: Insyde v: 6.70 date: 04/22/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium B970 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3) bmips: 9179
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 838 MHz 2: 799 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-40-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet
           driver: alx port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 275.1GB (10.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT275MX3 size: 275.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 245G used: 19G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 40 min Memory: 1058.6/7873.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Cinnamon 3.4.7 Menu Text Drawing Issue

Postby markedward88 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:01 pm

read your post the intel cpu came out in 2012 according to intel website

https://ark.intel.com/products/63915/In ... e-2_30-GHz

i believe that the lm 17 generation might work better for your system because your hardware is older hypothetically

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home

this website gives information about linux mint versions and might help you find solution
website likes 17.1 best of the l7 version

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Re: Cinnamon 3.4.7 Menu Text Drawing Issue

Postby JosephM » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:03 am

Disabling "Fade effect on Cinnamon scrollboxes" in Cinnamon settings->Effects will fix this. This issue has been fixed in the upcoming Cinnamon 3.6 in Mint 18.3.
When I give opinions, they are my own. Not necessarily those of any other Linux Mint developer or the Linux Mint project as a whole.

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Re: Cinnamon 3.4.7 Menu Text Drawing Issue

Postby N7_X » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Haha, I put up with this for a while, finally decided I couldn't wait any longer, and the Linux Mint team already fixed it :lol:
Thanks for your help!

markedward88 wrote:read your post the intel cpu came out in 2012 according to intel website

https://ark.intel.com/products/63915/In ... e-2_30-GHz

i believe that the lm 17 generation might work better for your system because your hardware is older hypothetically

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home

this website gives information about linux mint versions and might help you find solution
website likes 17.1 best of the l7 version


Wow, has it really been that long? I know I've had this laptop for a while, but wow... (Just checked, laptop came out in 2013. So yes. It HAS been that long.)
I'd probably switch to 17.1 if it were a more serious issue, but I love the features and build of 18.x so much that I can't give it up now.
But thank you for those links! Especially the Intel processor link, I'd upgrade my processor if I could figure out what my MB supports.

JosephM wrote:Disabling "Fade effect on Cinnamon scrollboxes" in Cinnamon settings->Effects will fix this. This issue has been fixed in the upcoming Cinnamon 3.6 in Mint 18.3.

:oops:
Can't believe I never tried that... Thank you! Worked perfectly. Then a few days later I noticed that 18.3 came out, and that solved the problem anyways... Cheers!


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