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Greetings. Noob here. Please be gentle. I know nothing about Linux.
My friend has Linux installed on her HP Pavilion laptop. We installed 'Wine' to help us install an old Windows game she wanted to play called 'Bugs Bunny Lost In Time'. The game installed and runs fine, however Firefox no longer displays any text, only images. We tried re-installing Firefox with no luck. We also tried installing Chrome. Same thing ... absolutely no text. All other programs (text editors, etc) display text just fine.
Open a terminal and start firefox from the command line (command firefox).
Perhaps it will send some useful error messages to the terminal. If so, post the error messages here, being sure to surround them with "code" tags, which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the quick reply window.
It might also be useful to know the distro/version of Linux.
Typing firefox in a terminal window only opens her home page (Google) as expected in Firefox with no errors reported in the terminal window. When she navigates to Facebook or Yahoo! (for example) only images are displayed, no text. I don't mean that the text is white on a white background. However, navigating to drudgereport.com DOES display ALL text as expected.
I am able to post a video to Youtube via my phone, if that might help.
Any information you can provide is likely to help. Too much information is better than too little!
This is indeed a strange one.
Another idea from the shot in the dark department: install a text browser such as lynx or elinks (if one is not already installed, it should be in the repos); you would normally need to start it from the command line. Navigate to a website and see whether it can display the text.
I'm not really sure what it would tell us, but it would show that the text could be displayed.
I have installed wine on numerous machines. I cannot imagine that installing wine had anything to do with this.