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#1 2012-12-15 10:15:49

Llama
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From: St.-Petersburg, Russia
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 1,293

VGA mode settings affect Chromium tabs text

Hi,

This sounds incredible. Maybe, supernatural is a better word.

The game, step by step:

(1) Onboard Intel video card. Everything's fine, thanks to KMS, probably. I never have had to touch anything: all the resolutions, grub, X or no X, correct right from the start. Chromium  on my desktop (KDE) is OK, which is taken for granted.

(2) Nvidia card is bought; no KMS for me any more. No big deal. An interesting artifact shows up, though: I start getting garbled text in the Chromium tabs (KDE again, of course). About half the characters are in place, another half gets replaced by random characters. I've been living with it for some time (no big deal). But I didn't like 800x600 resolution for GRUB2 and the terminals; so I went through the proper motions and changed resolution to 1280x1024. Not quite native for a 1400x1059 monitor, but almost perfect. While admiring my handiwork I've found a bonus: Chromium tabs look right again!

I understand that video modes is a prominent case of either-or. Or is it really so?

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#2 2012-12-16 06:21:13

anonymous_user
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Registered: 2009-08-28
Posts: 3,058

Re: VGA mode settings affect Chromium tabs text

It sounds like this bug:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=152753&p=1

However, it was supposedly "fixed" with the xorg packages version 1.13.0.902-2. Is your system up-to-date?

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#3 2012-12-16 07:41:28

Llama
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From: St.-Petersburg, Russia
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 1,293

Re: VGA mode settings affect Chromium tabs text

anonymous_user wrote:

However, it was supposedly "fixed" with the xorg packages version 1.13.0.902-2. Is your system up-to-date?

Yes, my system is up-to-date. No, this isn't my story: partial transparency I've been taking for a feature; I'm still taking it for one smile .

Last edited by Llama (2012-12-16 07:41:53)

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