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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Text Vanished

From: Tony Wolfs <tony.wolfs@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:40:04 +0700
On 04/25/2014 03:52 AM, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 24. April 2014 schrieb Baron:
>> On Thursday 24 April 2014 00:59:52 Alexandre wrote:
>>>> 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:
>> Hi All,
>> I've been round and had a look at his machine and seen the problem 1st
>> hand.
>> In every application the letter on the menu bar that has an underscore
>> either at the begining or end has the letter missing.
>> Many of the folders have no visible name, but if you click to rename the
>> folder a blue bar appears the same length as the name if you could see
>> it.  Most of the flyout menus have either the full name missing or part
>> of the name.  There are spaces in the menus that a completly blank.
>> On logout there are similar missing letters and blank spaces.
>> I also discovered that a number of items on the desktop were
>> marked "Read Only" and making them read/write allowed the app called to
>> work.
>> Hope this helps to find out what he has done.  He swears that the last
>> thing he did was to copy pictures off his phone before going on
>> holiday, at which time everything was working.  Since calling me he has
>> tried to update his machine by running Synaptic, without any success.
>> Thanks Guys:
> And he is sure his harddrive is OK?
> Nik
Nice to find 42 emails in your inbox when you wake up in the morning  :-)

Baron, this is what I would do/would advice your friend.
It's not satisfying from a technical point of view, .....but.....since 
Alexandre is coming out with a brand new remaster in a couple of days, I 
would ignore the whole tutti and backup what needs to be backed up and 
install the << new >> remaster as soon as it's available..

Alternative, he can re-install the old one in a << separate >> 
partition. Just install, no configuration or updates.
This may or may not help to determine if hardware is involved, and then 
take it up from there.
That is, if he is the tinkering-kind-of-person

Thirdly, the obvious choice, use his backup to restore the defect one.
That's what backups are for.
But I bet my last dollar he hasn't a backup, otherwise he wouldn't have 
asked for assistance.

I am guilty of that crime too  :-)  more often than not !

And now I have to go. It's an important day for my grand-son , and I am 
supposed to be there

See you guys later
Have fun