[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#580595: Bug#580595: xfdesktop4: Selection of default font not always honored

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri May 7 21:48:05 UTC 2010

On ven., 2010-05-07 at 17:22 -0400, Dave Witbrodt wrote:
> Next time the bug occurs, I will try to find out -- but right now I'm 
> not sure how to get the info without causing Xfce to notice... and fix 
> itself.

Yeah, if you take some time to try reproduce it, you may want to try
using a GTK+ font which is easily recognizable.

> > I have to admit I don't use much desktop icons, so I've never reproduced
> > that, but I'll try, stay tuned.
> You mean "fonts" instead of "icons," right?

Well, the text only appears when you use desktop icons (wether launchers
or minimized applications).

> Well, I discovered the bug only because I have been doing a lot of 
> testing of Mesa, Radeon drivers, X server, etc.  When building new 
> upstream packages, I often have to shut down X, install the new package 
> versions, and restart X.  It is during these cycles that the font issue 
> arises.
> I am quite comfortable with the command line.  I never thought of it 
> before, but I should be able to copy directories from $HOME to /tmp when 
> I notice the bug; then apply the workaround, copy the same directories, 
> and diff the two versions.  Sorry this didn't occur to me before.

Yeah, that could be helpful. If it's just a matter of font size (and not
font type too), it might be another issue, DPI related. Try to check in
settings/appearance/fonts what are the settings for DPI. Maybe in some
cases (when playing with Xorg, especially), DPI is not the same as
previously, or not the same as the default, something like that, and
xfdesktop doesn't apply correctly the new one. I'm not exactly sure how
that could be possible, but that may be a lead.

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