[developers] Weird GUI behavior on new ubuntu machine

Emily M. Bender ebender at u.washington.edu
Wed Feb 25 01:03:28 CET 2009

Good to know I'm not the only one, I guess :)  I'm afraid the problem
has been pretty reproducible for me so far (and I'm only using one monitor).


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Andrew MacKinlay <admackin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've seen similar behaviour under Ubuntu (8.04) in VMWare Fusion - Stephan
> had a quick look in Keihanna but I don't think we came up with any solutions
> then. I haven't fired it up for a while but I think the problem was a little
> flaky - perhaps affected by whether I had the VM running over multiple
> monitors when I booted it up? Sorry I can't provide anything more useful
> than a little corroborating evidence.
> Can't confirm the text input/emacs behaviour though (as I've only used emacs
> as a glorified [incr tsdb()] launcher..)
> On 25/02/2009, at 8:56 AM, Emily M. Bender wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm enjoying running logon/lkb/[incr tsdb()] on my new blindingly-fast
>> machine. It's actually a mac, but I'm running Ubuntu under VMWare
>> fusion, and logon on the VM.   I've got an up-to-date copy of `trunk'.
>> The ubuntu is 8.10, Intrepid Ibex.
>> When I start it up, I get the font errors in the attached buffer.
>> Perhaps relatedly, the menu fonts for both the [incr tsdb()] podium
>> and the LKB top menu are HUGE.  Also, the text input in the  [incr
>> tsdb()] podium doesn't work, and when I quit (by selecting Quit in the
>> lkb top menu or by typing :exit at the lisp prompt)  my emacs ceases
>> to head any keyboard input.
>> Does this particular constellation of symptoms sound familiar to anyone?
>> Emily

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