Pixelated fonts in menu and title bars

Bug #1603117 reported by Dac Chartrand on 2016-07-14
This bug affects 1 person
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lightdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Sometimes, when I start my desktop I get pixelated fonts in the menu and title bar (See attached: Font-Bugs.png)

This behaviour also comes with Chrome not being able to use system title and border bars.

If I do `sudo service lightdm restart` enough times things go back to normal. (See attached: Font-Ok.png)


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: lightdm 1.18.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-28.47-generic 4.4.13
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Jul 14 09:57:26 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-12 (152 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20150805)
 Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority=warning', '--lines=1000'] failed with exit code 1: Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other users and the system.
       Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to
       turn off this notice.
 No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-22 (82 days ago)

Dac Chartrand (conner-bw) wrote :
Dac Chartrand (conner-bw) wrote :
Mordi (mrdc76) wrote :

I might have the same problem.

Window menu fonts are distorted/pixelated after reboot and automatic login, as there was a hinting problem. This occurs regardless the menus are displayed on mouse hovering or are always displayed. The problem can fixed by logging out and in (i.e., not by restarting).

My fonts look like this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/762045/why-the-font-of-menu-is-different-on-global-bar-and-window-bar

The problem does not occur if I disable automatic logins.

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