[developers] Weird GUI behavior on new ubuntu machine

Eric Nichols ericnichols79 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 08:32:00 CET 2009


I have also experienced this under Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10. For me the  
font sizes are fine on my Macbook's monitor, but ridiculously large  
when displayed on an external monitor. Francis and I played around  
with the GUI font sizes hardcoded in logon/lingo/lkb/src/main/ 
globals.lsp and were able to make the font sizes a bit more bearable,  
but I suspect the problem has something to do with how monitor DPIs  
are handled under the VM.

The X font errors are an orthogonal issue. I started having trouble a  
few months back and eventually tracked it down to the presence of a  
truetype font. Uninstalling the font in question got rid of the error  
messages for me, but that might not be an option for you if you need  
support for that language. I believe Francis and Michael eventually  
discovered that the Ubuntu font packages causing this error were  
missing a necessary setting file and reported a bug with Ubuntu. I am  
attaching a mail from the Logon list with more info.


P.S. I wanted to link to this message, but couldn't find an archive of logon at emtee.net
Am I correct in assuming that it is not currently being archived on  
the web?

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On Feb 25, 2009, at 9:03 AM, Emily M. Bender wrote:

> 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).
> Emily
> 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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