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

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Sun Aug 5 18:09:55 UTC 2007

Brad DerManouelian writes:

> 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.

No, it's not OpenGL.  I have a Mesa-supported card, xdpyinfo shows GLX and 
SGI-SGL extensions, Xorg.0.log shows Mesa being initialized just fine, and 
-O ThemePainter=qt makes no difference.

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