Letters (fonts) sometimes gray instead of black

Bug #374041 reported by Matthias Jordan on 2009-05-09
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Sometimes, text is rendered light gray-ish instead of black. That applies to some buttons, menu lables, even to text in different web browsers. My font rendering is set to "best form", but other settings gave the same result. Now I set it to "black and white" but I kinda doubt that works. The fun thing is, that sometimes when the text has to be redrawn (e.g. because a window moved over it and off again), the text is fine, again.

lsb_release -rd:
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

The whole thing is running on an iBook G4:
Linux version 2.6.28-6-powerpc (buildd@adare) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #20-Ubuntu Fri Apr 17 08:30:40 UTC 2009

description: updated
tags: added: fonts ppc xorg
Lou Ruppert (louferd) wrote :

I can't reproduce this on a fresh karmic install upgraded to Lucid. Can anyone confirm this still exists in Lucid?

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Mike (0x656b694d) on 2013-10-28
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Invalid → New
Mike (0x656b694d) wrote :

Ubuntu 13.10 here, see this bug often in Synaptic, Empathy.
Looks like text keeps being in inactive color.

Intel Haswell Desktop, integrated graphics.

Mike (0x656b694d) on 2013-10-28
tags: removed: ppc
Mike (0x656b694d) wrote :

still in 14.04

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Ross Gammon (retail-0) wrote :

Assigning to xorg package as a first attempt at finding the right package to blame.

affects: ubuntu → xorg (Ubuntu)
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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