Fix for Missing Fonts/Letters in Cinnamon

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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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