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MX17 font glitch for conky on Intel Mobile GM965/GL960

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MX17 font glitch for conky on Intel Mobile GM965/GL960


Post by galen » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:31 am

MX17 live 64 bit and 32 bit
font rendering glitch for conky
on laptop hardware Intel Mobile GM965/GL960.
The conky display will be corrupted but can be resolved if a different conky theme is chosen.

inxi -G -z
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: vesa,intel (unloaded: fbdev)
Resolution: 1280x800@0.00hz
GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 128 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4

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Re: MX17 font glitch for conky on Intel Mobile GM965/GL960


Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:37 pm

I assume you're talking about the default conky? You can try switching fonts by substituting one you like for the one being used, but otherwise I wouldn't know what to suggest except switching conkies, as you have already done.

It's not possible to predict how the conkies will look on all setups, and that's why there is a selection to choose from.
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Re: MX17 font glitch for conky on Intel Mobile GM965/GL960


Post by Stevo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:35 pm

I would bet that the problem is due to Mesa 17.2.4 on the system, where we ship with 13.0.6; plus we and Debian have no backports of it. This and use of the vesa driver would indicate a "FrankenMX" is to blame. The next task is to determine exactly how this situation came to be, so it can be reverted.

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