View Full Version : [ubuntu] Garbled text in some apps (QT?)

May 23rd, 2009, 12:13 PM
I had this problem before and I'm quite sure I found the workaround on the forums but I've searched again and can no longer find it.

Some apps have garbled text like this:

I've tried various font renderings (subpixel etc) but that had no effect.
The text can be temporarily fixed by refreshing or resizing the affected area but it eventually returns.

Thanks in advance.

May 24th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Yeah..... I had strange fonts once, a long time ago.... at that time I was overclocking the video card too much....

Would rebuilding your font cache help?

sudo fc-cache -f -v

Having a quick looking round, it seems there are a few people having problems with fonts on 9.04.....

Not quite the same as yours, but may be related...


May 25th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Yea, not quite the same. I've since switched to another theme and haven't seen this since. If it happens again I'll be sure to give that font cache rebuild a try. Thanks.