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After a dist-upgrade yesterday on etch running 2.6.17-k7, nvidia (from nvidia website) and gnome, my fonts in thunderbird, evolution and firefox (at least) are fouled up. Some of the headers/menus/messages/etc. are just blank until I move my mouse over them.
When editing this post in epiphany no text showed in the edit window until I highlighted it. Most Gnome dialog buttons show no text until passed over. Calc shows no text on buttons.
Ooops, spoke too soon. All is not well. Better but not well.
Firefox & Thinderbird are defo most effected, gnome-web less so, in fact hardly at all.
broken fonts; no text in browser; missing fonts; damn-upgrade-stole-my-fonts; all google amongst many other variants to no avail. Mystified. Still if it's only really bad in firefox then no loss frankly as it's pants anyway ;-)
My problem is a sometimes thing, coming and going without apparent cause. If I go to the gnome Desktop menu/Preferences/font and just click "Close" it seems to help for a bit. I have 2 etch boxes running gnome and this only effects one. Very odd.
After trying lots of apt-get install for fonts and acroreader and endless junk I killed X (no mean feat in Debian) and ran
which forced a reinstall of the nvidia driver and all is now right in font-land.
Seemed to be weirdness around Type1 fonts but was very odd with soem apps being more efected than others and some only being affected in certain parts of their display (top half of upper window in icedove)