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Re: Emacs corrupted

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Emacs corrupted
Date: 20 Dec 2006 11:03:51 -0800
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DigitalDingo wrote:
> A couple of days ago I tried to open both Emacs and Maple using the Deskbar
> in Ubuntu with the command "emacs & xmaple". Well, it was a try - and it
> didn't work either - and now emacs seems to have been corrupted. Much of the
> text is just squares and the menu bar has an ugly large font as you can see
> on the screen shots. Also, when I hover the pointer over something, it
> should bring up a description, but it just shows squares.
> I don't use an .emacs file.
> Does anyone know how to correct this?

This isn't corruption of Emacs itself, it's an Ubuntu bug AFAIK.
>From a previous post of mine....

This problem is the interaction of Emacs and config.  It can
affect Debian and Ubuntu.  See the Debian bug and the Ubuntu
There has been quite a lot of discussion about where to best fix it.
See the threads for details.

It affects every part of X on the relevant distributions.  Type
"xfontsel" to see what I mean.
The problem is fonts used to be in /usr/share/X11/fonts/ now they are
in /usr/share/fonts/X11/, the config file xorg.conf was not updated to
reflect this change.

Dave Love wrote a patch to fix it:

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