Missing 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf from /etc/fonts/conf.d

Bug #1325525 reported by DEXTER on 2014-06-02
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I've just installed Ubuntu-trusty, and noticed that in Thunderbird the fonts are rendered incorrectly. It seemed that the problem is with sub-pixel rendering.

After much googling and finding nothing I've started to compare the /etc/fonts/conf.d dir on my Precise machin with the trusty one. I noticed that on trusty the 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf file is missing from the conf.d dir, but is available in the conf.avail.
After I created the symlink and rebooted, my thunderbird font rendering became normal again.

But now if I start from something from the terminal it says:
"Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf", line 10: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected"

So the 1st question, why did you leave out the monospace-lcd-filter.conf from the fontconfig conf.d, and the second is why didn't you update it so it won't complaing about the multiple test tags.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-27.50-generic 3.13.11
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-27-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Jun 2 12:43:15 2014
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: trusty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: virtualbox, 4.3.10, 3.13.0-27-generic, x86_64: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, including running git bisection searches
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0152] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:308c]
MachineType: LENOVO 3492C4G
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic root=UUID=a1bd4186-b465-4605-845f-12c9de2dc180 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 12/21/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: F1KT44AUS
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: NO DPK
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrF1KT44AUS:bd12/21/2012:svnLENOVO:pn3492C4G:pvrThinkCentreEdge72:rvnLENOVO:rn:rvrNODPK:cvnLENOVO:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: 3492C4G
dmi.product.version: ThinkCentre Edge72
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0-4ubuntu5
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0-4ubuntu5
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
xserver.bootTime: Mon Jun 2 12:37:17 2014
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.devices:
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 6
 input Video Bus KEYBOARD, id 7
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 8
 input Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse MOUSE, id 9
 input LITEON Technology USB Multimedia Keyboard KEYBOARD, id 10
xserver.errors:

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.outputs:
 product id 16498
 vendor DEL
xserver.version: 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2

DEXTER (mydexterid) wrote :
DEXTER (mydexterid) wrote :

changed wrong package to fontconfig-config

affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → fontconfig (Ubuntu)
gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Hello Dexter,
Thank you for submitting this bug and reporting a problem with the fontconfig package. You made this bug report in 2014 and there have been several versions of Ubuntu since then.

Could you confirm that this is no longer a problem and that we can close the ticket?
If it is still a problem, are you still interested in finding a solution to this bug?
If you are, could you run the following (only once):
apport-collect 1325525
and upload the updated logs and and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Thank you again for helping make Ubuntu better.
G

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for fontconfig (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Nikolai Bozhenov (n.bozhenov) wrote :

I can confirm that the issue is still present in 18.04:
- 53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf is not linked into conf.d (not sure if it is a bug by itself)
- when the file is linked into conf.d, the warning about broken config appears (this is definitely a bug)

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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