Fix for Missing Fonts/Letters in Cinnamon

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cottfcfan
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Fix for Missing Fonts/Letters in Cinnamon

Post by cottfcfan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:40 am

This has been a common problem mainly (but not only) affecting the Cinnamon desktop since the release of Mint 17, & usually affecting systems with integrated INTEL graphics drivers.
See the following for instances:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/584922/ ... ng-letters
https://superuser.com/questions/1107791 ... sappearing
But thanks to the ARCH wiki a fix seems to have been found. I have ran my Desktop for a week now with numerous suspend/resume cycles without the issue reoccurring.

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gksudo xed /etc/environment
then add the following line to the file:

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COGL_ATLAS_DEFAULT_BLIT_MODE=framebuffer
Save the file & reboot.
Hope this helps others with this issue.

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Re: Fix for Missing Fonts/Letters in Cinnamon

Post by Briand18 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:57 am

Thanks. Working for the moment, but the acid test will be if it's still behaving in a couple of weeks time.

I will post result.

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Re: Fix for Missing Fonts/Letters in Cinnamon

Post by Briand18 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:14 pm

Well, it worked okay for a few weeks, but has recurred in the last few days. This time it's the letter 'l' which goes missing (previously it was 'n'.)

It doesn't affect any text within browser screens, however.

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Re: Fix for Missing Fonts/Letters in Cinnamon

Post by plip78 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:49 am

Solved my missing H :D

cheers

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