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Old 03-23-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
EricEarl
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MintLinux: Wineconfig and apps have scrambled fonts


I recently installed Mint6 on an older Duron 1000 machine and everything works fine except for applications in wine. I fired up wineconfig through the menu for wine and all the type is barely readable with what looks like several layers of type on top of each other. I also use Ubuntu on another machine without this problem. Did all the necessary fonts get installed? Yes I did install the msttcorefonts. I even copied a Windows font directory to the wine equivalent directory. I still have scrambled fonts.
I even bumped the version up from 1.0.1 to 1.1.17 but no success.

any ideas? solutions?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Hi there Eric,

I am running Mint6 with wine and do not have that problem. my machine is more recent though.

The fonts in Wine are not very good at the best of times.

Have you tried adjusting your fonts in Control Center to appear better on the LCD screen? Just a guess.

Otherwise all I can suggest is to do a complete removal and reinstall of Wine.

Best of luck with it

John
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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Hi there Eric,

I am running Mint6 with wine and do not have that problem. my machine is more recent though.

The fonts in Wine are not very good at the best of times.

Have you tried adjusting your fonts in Control Center to appear better on the LCD screen? Just a guess.

Otherwise all I can suggest is to do a complete removal and reinstall of Wine.

Best of luck with it

John
Don't laugh but my monitor is not an LCD but cathode ray 19" Samsung from about 6 years ago and the PC is 2001 vintage. I am actually selling to a young lad friend of mine who I was trying to encourage in the OSS way and was a little put out with wine. I don't have the problem on a dual core machine with Ubuntu 8.10 which is the same as Mint6 so it is curious why I have this problem. My next move will be to try to install some extra UNIX fonts and see what happens. If unsuccessful I will uninstall and reinstall wine 1.1.17.

Thank you for the advise though. I have used Linux since about 94-95 on 5.25 floppies and have had worse problems than this one.

Eric
 
Old 03-27-2009, 03:21 AM   #4
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I have no idea if this will help, but you can try it.

Download the "Winetricks" script:
Code:
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
Use it to install corefonts:
Code:
sh winetricks corefonts
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:54 AM   #5
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I have no idea if this will help, but you can try it.

Download the "Winetricks" script:
Code:
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
Use it to install corefonts:
Code:
sh winetricks corefonts
The msttcorefonts was the first thing I did and no success. I suspect I have an older video card (Gforce MX) and the drivers did not match it. At any rate I switched to UBUNTU8 and the problem went away. Not sure why as MINT uses the same base and repositories. The other issue I had with this machine was that the USB connected to the MB could not be sensed and as this was an older machine I suspect they were USB1. I have since bought a USB2 card with 4 ports and this works fine.

Thanks again
 
  


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