X looks strange after restarting it
cokane at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 22 19:23:20 PDT 2007
Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> Hi list,
> I don't actually know how to explain this problem in an understandable
> I have an external 24' Sun monitor running at 1280x800 plugged into my
> laptop (1280X800).
> I start X without the external monitor, I plug it in, and press the keys
> combination to enable it on my laptop. Everything looks fine on it.
> Then, I exit X, restart it, and some applications looks differently.
> Please look at  and  for partial screenshots before and after
> restarting X, at  for my xorg.conf and at  for my Xorg.0.log
> Any ideas?
> Thanks very much!
>  http://www.gahr.ch/FreeBSD/misc/before.png
>  http://www.gahr.ch/FreeBSD/misc/after.png
>  http://www.gahr.ch/FreeBSD/misc/xorg.conf
>  http://www.gahr.ch/FreeBSD/misc/Xorg.0.log
> P.S. x11@ please CC me
I have seen this behavior typically occur when gnome-settings-daemon
doesn't shut down properly from my previous session, before I start up
GNOME again. In addition, this is how all of my GNOME apps look when I
try running them without gnome-settings-daemon. I suspect that when you
X server restarted, your apps were not able to contact
gnome-settings-daemon over DBUS and defaulted their fonts/rendering.
1) Start X.org again, after a fresh reboot
2) Exit X.org
3) Use ps auxww to see if there are any gnome related programs still running
4) Kill them all (a good trick I use is to log in as 'root' in another
VT, and "killall -9 -u myusername")
5) Log in as your user again and try starting X.org (and the fonts
should look like )
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