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Old 09-17-2006, 01:09 AM   #1
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XDMCP Chooser at login screen has modified some my settings

When I clicked the option "XDMCP Chooser" that appears in the login screen, the next thing that I saw on my computer was a message box on a black screen and whose text was written in a font not readable by humans. I closed that message box(I could see the X symbol afterall) and from thereon in, it seems that all texts which are printed by system are in that same font and I am unable to change it come what may and it is even possible that some other changes have been made as well. I have also noticed that on certain websites, the characters are taking more time to appear after I've typed them. I have tried to solve this but none of these led me anywhere(some of these were mentioned in some other forums):

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Adobe Reader gives an error: The font 'Symbol, Italic' contains a bad /BBox.

I havent installed XGL or compiz or anything like that, my computer is just a plain SuSE 10.1 machine. I also doubt if its a language error.

A snapshot of my desktop can be found at This problem starts from the login screen onwards( login screen included.) Help!

P.S: Application softwares are working fine, except the message bar(the one which lists the name of the program) on top. Would it in anyway make a difference that before restarting, I'd successfully upgraded atk, cairo, glib, and could not upgrade pango and libxml after successfully configuring them(I've also used make distclean after that.)

Last edited by vishalovercome; 09-17-2006 at 03:17 AM.


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