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Old 01-25-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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wine toolbars text unreadable -using nvidia driver

I have been using internet explorer in Suse linux for some time with no problem - runs under wine. I recently installed a new driver for my nvidiia display card which is working well in Suse 11.1 - resolution "1680x1050". However the text in the toolbars for IE and for other wine run applications has become unreadable. If I return to the generic "nv" driver with the same resolution on the monitor ("1680x1050"), the window text is rendered correctly. I presume the problem rises with wine as regular Xwindows applications are perfectly OK and look the same for both the nvidia and the generic nv drivers. I have tried installing the true type fonts in $ but this makes no difference. I have no clue as to where the fonts for the toolbars may be located as far as wine is concerned. I have a recent version of wine - 1.1.9. The nvidia driver is upsetting the text rendering in wine controls - the http files within the window are ok - just the controls not the content are unreadable. I used the same nvidia driver with suse 11.0 and wine windows rendered perfectly. The combination of 11.1, nvidia driver and wine is clearly unhappy. Any suggestions?
Old 01-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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I found an answer to this problem in the wine wiki: see below, works perfectly!

"6.21. Wine displays corrupted or missing text
Please make sure you not have added any fonts to Wine. Font conflicts can sometimes cause a similar issue. See also Bug 16146, which is caused by the nvidia-96xx legacy driver. If a fresh wine prefix (a copy of Wine that nothing has been done to yet) is having this problem, try setting the following in the registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver]

Place above in a text file called settings.txt and it can be inserted into the registry with the command regedit settings.txt. This was reported as being required of OS X on the 1 Dec 2007. This may change. Please apply only as required."


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