[developers] Weird GUI behavior on new ubuntu machine

Francisco Costa fcosta at di.fc.ul.pt
Wed Feb 25 11:25:13 CET 2009

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

I had a fonts problem with [incr tsdb()] some time ago, under kubuntu.
Adding the line

tk scaling -displayof . 1.0

to ~/.swishrc solved the problem for me, but I don't know if it's the 
same problem.

Hope this helps,

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