Your friend could try to select the area where the text is supposed to be, and copy to clipboard, then paste into a plain text editor. It's possible that rather than the text going away, it (or the background) got switched so text and background are same color. Black-on-black used to be a frequent problem with KDE version 1 in 1990's RedHat releases, when you tried to set up a dark theme.
From: Tony Wolfs [mailto:tony.wolfs@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: [trinity-users] Text Vanished
On 04/24/2014 07:59 AM, Alexandre wrote:
> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:15:56 +0700
> From: tony.wolfs@...
> To: trinity-users@...
> Subject: Re: [trinity-users] Text Vanished
> On 04/24/2014 01:38 AM, Baron wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> > Just had a friend call me and tell me that all the text in his
> > applications and logout window has disapeared !
> > He is running Alexandre's PCLinuxOS with the Trinity desktop.
> > I don't have a clue where to look to sort this issue.
> > Any suggestions welcome.
> > Thanks in advance:
> My suggestion is that your friend gives the full and correct info.
> When was the last time it worked.
> What did he do then. was it during doing work. Was it on bootup etc etc.
Maybe he's going blind :)
No, seriously, it is really time for a new release of my LiveCD. It is really really near release and it uses TDE packages builds against the new PCLinuxOS 2014 libs, which will be much better because as of now, it might not be a good idea to update the remaster from last summer.
I am updating regularly, only because I want to find out when it will break.
So far it seems to go well, except for Wine, which got a deadly disease :-)
and firefox which got slow ( as mentioned in a previous post ) is now a feature :-)
But from a technical point, I am very interested to know how the text could disappear.
Never have seen that, in any distro !
OK, waiting for your remaster .