RE: [gtkextra] No text is drawn


On Sat, 2005-07-30 at 08:54 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-07-28 at 22:45 -0700, Al Hooton wrote:
> >  
> > 	FYI, for those interested, that bug is here (still not resolved), but
> > with further discussion:
> > 
> >
> > 
> This has nothing to do with fonts not showing up. GTK+ and Xft will use
> in order:
>  - Xft.dpi X resource
>  - DPI from the screen
> So if gnome-settings-daemon isn't there to provide the DPI, it will
> *still* have a DPI. GTK+ works perfectly fine in non-GNOME environments.

	I've definitely not dug in to the details of this, so let me know if
I'm wrong.  I had been lead to believe that if the app has to fall back
to the X resource dpi or the screen dpi that these may actually be wrong
in some situations, thus causing the problem.  I have been able to
recreate this problem very reliably by doing the following:

- Install Mandrake 10.1 Official, installing all the included desktops
- Choose to run KDE as your desktop
- Run a gtk+ app (the test apps that come with gtkextra are where I
first saw this problem, but it affects many gtk+ apps for me if the
environment is installed as described above)

	Once you see the very small fonts problem, run gnome-settings-daemon.
The problem is resolved and the fonts are a size that is readable.

	Also, the problem was not exactly stated in the original post.  It's
not that the fonts don't show up at all, it's that they are *extremely*
small, just one or two screen pixels tall and unreadable.



Al Hooton

Lead maintainer of the linux-based open-source project Parapin.

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