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Old 04-20-2004, 07:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy gnome desktop w/o text after apt-get upgrade

I have not used my laptop (debian unstable, 2.6 kernel, 2.4 gnome) for a couple weeks, but before I last used it I did an apparently successful apt-get dist-upgrade. Then I shutdown the system.

I rebooted a few days ago, and the desktop comes up completely wierd. There are icons, but no text, and anyplace that the size of text matters (like in the menus) the horizontal spacing is way off (too big, usually).

What can I do to restore the desktop so it works? If I go into a standard console everything is fine.

there's a vague memory of apt-get having trouble installing something like libxfmt because of version problems.
Old 04-20-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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I'd try again. Update your sources and upgrade everything. See if that fixes it.


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