Font rendering problems
I am seeing problems with font rendering in opensuse 12.3 RC1. I doubt that this is opensuse specific. I mostly see it in firefox, and a google search shows that many people have been seeing font rendering problems in firefox.
Here’s what the “liferea” page looks like with messed up fonts:
However, that is nothing, compared to the way that firefox renders my last post to this blog.
That’s pretty much unreadable.
I have only seen this problem with firefox and liferea. The font rendering by konqueror has been fine, even for the same page that gave firefox problems.
If I logout of KDE, then log back in, all is fine for a while. Then it gets worse over time. I have not noticed this on other computers, but perhaps I have not been logged into other computers for long enough for the problem to develop.
Right now, I am posting this with firefox. I did just logout, then login again, hoping that rendering is okay for at least the time it takes me to post.
This could be a graphic card problem. The computer where I am seeing the problem uses Intel G33 graphics.
According to firefox (visit the “about:support” page), graphic acceleration is not being used. I am not using desktop effects in KDE. I have set Gnome to forced fallback mode.
Since I am only seeing this in firefox and liferea, this suggests that it might be a problem in gnome libraries. However, that’s slim evidence at present.