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Old 10th November 2011, 06:05 PM
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FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

Hello.

After upgrading FC15 with Gnome 3 to FC16, I do not have a correct top bar on my blue screen.
Instead of a black with white clear texts, I have a coloured bar with coloured unreadable blocks for the text letters.
Because I know that the left one is Applications, there is no problem to click on it.
In the middle one, I can click for date and time, but in the opened window, the words are also unreadable.
And also the same one for the popup window on the right.

Please haw can I get the right text font in that top bar?
Many thanks in advance,
Gaston Verhulst.

---------- Post added at 10:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:00 AM ----------

The Top Bar Text Problem is partial solved.
In the right upper corner, there are 3 icons and may name.
When I click the first icon accessibility, I tried to set BIg Text, and from then I could read all the texts very well.
But, also when I set it back to small text, then the texts remain readable.

But the background colour of the top bar remains light blue instead black.
Perhaps someone can give me a tip in order to change it?
Many thanks in advance,
Gaston Verhulst.
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Old 30th November 2011, 01:47 PM
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

I had exactly the same problem with my old nVidia card. This problem was solved by disabling acceleration mode for this card. Try to log in as root, create xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 folder ( normally it does not exists ) and add the following section:

Section “Device”
Option “Accel” “False”
Identifier “Card0”
Driver “Your video card driver”
.....
.....
EndSection

It help me and I can see the new view of desktop without missing symbols.
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Old 5th December 2011, 11:57 AM
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

Hello,
Thanks for the reply.
1. I have created a xorg.conf file following the instructions of:
http://http://fedoraproject.org/wiki...eate_xorg.conf
2. The result of that was:
Code:
[root@gastonv gastonv]# cat /root/xorg.conf.new
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
	Screen      2  "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
	Screen      3  "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"
	FontPath     "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri2"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor2"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor3"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "WrappedFB"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "GLXVBlank"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ZaphodHeads"        	# <str>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "nouveau"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "WrappedFB"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "GLXVBlank"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ZaphodHeads"        	# <str>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card1"
	Driver      "nouveau"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# <str>
        #Option     "fbdev"              	# <str>
        #Option     "debug"              	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card2"
	Driver      "fbdev"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultRefresh"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen" 	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card3"
	Driver      "vesa"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen1"
	Device     "Card1"
	Monitor    "Monitor1"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen2"
	Device     "Card2"
	Monitor    "Monitor2"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen3"
	Device     "Card3"
	Monitor    "Monitor3"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
Then in the first Section "Device" I did:
Code:
Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "WrappedFB"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "GLXVBlank"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ZaphodHeads"        	# <str>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
Option "Accele "False"
Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "nouveau"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
After copying to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and again installing gnome-shell, after reboot the Gnome-top-bar was perfect.
But by playing a certain video, it was like a dia-projection, thus not a flowing move video stream.

For that reason, I have removed the /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the gnome-shell.
From now again I use Xfce.
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Old 5th December 2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

What card do you guys have, precisely? Could you file this as a bug, so Ben can try and fix it? Thanks!
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Old 6th December 2011, 08:10 AM
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

My card:
Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
	Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Expansion ROM at dfee0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
	Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb
My computer:
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP1500 (AMD XP 2,2 Ghz Boxed)
Memory: 1003 MB.
Code:
[gastonv@gastonv ~]$ uname -a
Linux gastonv 3.1.4-1.fc16.i686 #1 SMP Tue Nov 29 12:46:54 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Please, where can I file that bug?
Thanks in advance,
Gaston Verhulst.
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Old 6th December 2011, 11:15 PM
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

http://bugzilla.redhat.com , against xorg-x11-drv-nouveau . Include the information described in https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t..._Xorg_problems . Thanks!

edit: it looks like there's already a report at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=745202 . Could you add your data to that? I'm asking Ben to take a look at the report now. He says he doesn't have the right motherboard at present to test the FX 5xxx era boards he has around, but he has tried some 6xxx era boards and they worked okay.
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Old 7th December 2011, 02:04 PM
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

Hello Adam,
Thanks for you prompt reply.
As asked, I have put something in:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=745202
Greetings,
Gaston.
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Re: FC16 Gnome 3 - Unreadable texts at the top bar

Thanks, now it's up to Ben to come up with a fix if he can.
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