Google used to help me out greatly, but lately it's been a little flaky and I don't know why
I'll snip out the back story, for which I am [in]famous, due to its length.
I'm running WindowMaker version 0.92.0 on what I will call Debian Unstable/Meltingpot (since I pull packages from whichever apt repository apt-get.org says has them)
. I recently have lost my WindowMaker menus. They're blank. I right-click on the screen and the "Applications" menu shows up -- all menu items are there, they just have no lettering to say what they are. They're blank. e.g., I can click the block in the menu and the program will load, but I don't have anything other than my own memory to tell me what the program even is, until it opens. It's almost like the fonts are missing, but then I would expect squares instead of blankness, and the menus and fonts work fine in other window managers as well as other applications. It's limited to WindowMaker.
I have been running apt-get upgrade a bit lately. Sometimes it breaks things, but usually they fix themselves after a few more apt-get upgrades, or are easy to fix to begin with. Well, this one's eluding me. Two hits I've found on
Google (maybe "menus blank in windowmaker" is a bad search set) describe the problem I'm having, but as usual, the fix suggested (which generally dates from sometime around the turn of the millenium) didn't work for me and what seems at times must be the most unique setup on the planet.
I'll provide any information I can to help find a solution. Meanwhile, I think I'm going to start exploring other window managers.
Many thanks in advance