[mythtv-users] Fonts not visible on Myth main menu

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Aug 5 17:02:36 UTC 2007

On Aug 5, 2007, at 9:59 AM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:

> I upgraded from Fedora 6 to Fedora 7, and rebuilt Myth 0.20.
> The strangest thing is that the main menu shows only the icon in  
> the upper right-hand corner.  MythTV appears to respond to keyboard  
> and remote commands, I can blindly select the menu option and watch  
> Live TV, etc…
> The confirmation prompt that comes up when I ESC from the main  
> menu, looks fine. Only the main menu options are not shown. Looks  
> like some kind of a font rendering issue.  This is Fedora 7, QT  
> 3.3.8, x.org 7.1.

OpenGL isn't working correctly. Make sure you're using the nvidia  
binary drivers (assuming you have an nvidia graphics card). Until you  
get OpenGL working on your system, you can launch the frontend with - 
O ThemePainter=qt to disable OpenGL in the frontend so you can see  
the menu items.

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