In all window managers other than GNOME, for some reason, all text appears garbled with multi-colored bits floating about them. Here is a screenshot http://geocities.com/gurulocu/bad-text.png
where you can see the whole mess.
In GNOME, I chose the "best shapes" option from the applications>preferences>font
menu. As a result, the garbled text (as shown in the above screenshot) becomes fixed.
But, when I try run KDE and turn on/off the "sub-pixel hinting" from kontrolcenter>appearance>font
, nothing happens. The text is still garbled (like in the above screenshot).
I've searched the web on-and-off for 2 months on this topic without success. Please help!