tomc1 | 8 Jun 16:07 2012
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Problem with KDE (?) in PC-BSD 9.0

New to PC-BSD. Recently installed 9.0 (64-bit). When logged in,
with KDE specified as the desktop, if there is neither keyboard
nor mouse activity for two minutes, the mouse becomes unresponsive.
If the keyboard is used after the mouse has become unresponsive
the mouse will eventually work again. Also, if, after two minutes
of inactivity, you try moving the mouse and find that the mouse is
unresponsive, after you press a key on the keyboard the mouse cursor
will track slowly over the desktop the way it would have, based on
the movements made when the mouse was unresponsive. Eventually (after
10 to 15 seconds), after completing the movements made prior
to using the keyboard, the mouse cursor will track at normal speed.
This behavior doesn't occur when Fluxbox is selected as the desktop
prior to login. Another symptom: started installing XFCE using
PC-BSD Control Panel | System Configuration | System Packages;
Update Progress window seemed to be functioning normally, but
after a while the progress bars didn't seem to advance. I then click-
dragged an open window which resulted in individual copies of the
window being created over the path I dragged the window. After a
while those ghost images disappeared. I've tried looking for obvious
errors in the various log files in /var/log but haven't been able to
find any that others have correlated to the same problem I'm having.

Tom Carpenter
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Sam Lin | 11 Jun 10:25 2012
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Extremely tiny font in xfce4

Hi PCBSDers,

I am using PCBSD 9.0 on my 8-year old (!) laptop with xfce4 being the desktop. It has been generally okay - until tonight. When I launch PCBSD it tonight appears that the font in some applications becomes extremely tiny. I am not sure what's happening here but it's not everything but only some applications in this system suffer the symptom. For what I meant by extremely tiny font please see the attached screen shot.

Some suffered applications I have found so far are:

- AppCafe
- Opera
- PCBSD Control Panel
- kchmviewer
- digiKam
- EasyPBI
- VLC

Haven't tried out all applications in this system but it looks like quite a few stuff related with kde are affected, although some other PBIs have also been affected e.g. Opera and VLC.

I am not sure if this is something similar to this old post [http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=8908], but what could have triggered this issue? Any solution to this symptom?

Cheers,
Sam
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Lars Engels | 11 Jun 13:18 2012
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Re: Extremely tiny font in xfce4

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 08:25:16PM +1200, Sam Lin wrote:
> Hi PCBSDers,
> 
> I am using PCBSD 9.0 on my 8-year old (!) laptop with xfce4 being the
> desktop. It has been generally okay - until tonight. When I launch PCBSD it
> tonight appears that the font in some applications becomes extremely tiny.
> I am not sure what's happening here but it's not everything but only some
> applications in this system suffer the symptom. For what I meant by
> extremely tiny font please see the attached screen shot.
> 
> Some suffered applications I have found so far are:
> 
> - AppCafe
> - Opera
> - PCBSD Control Panel
> - kchmviewer
> - digiKam
> - EasyPBI
> - VLC
> 
> Haven't tried out all applications in this system but it looks like quite a
> few stuff related with kde are affected, although some other PBIs have also
> been affected e.g. Opera and VLC.
> 
> I am not sure if this is something similar to this old post [
> http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=8908], but what could have
> triggered this issue? Any solution to this symptom?

I don't know what's causing this but you can try to change your DPI
settings:

$ xrandr --dpi 72
or
$ xrandr --dpi 120

and then restart the application that has too small fonts.

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Dru Lavigne | 11 Jun 16:31 2012
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Re: Problem with KDE (?) in PC-BSD 9.0


> New to PC-BSD. Recently installed 9.0 (64-bit). When logged
> in,
> with KDE specified as the desktop, if there is neither
> keyboard
> nor mouse activity for two minutes, the mouse becomes
> unresponsive.
> If the keyboard is used after the mouse has become
> unresponsive
> the mouse will eventually work again. Also, if, after two
> minutes
> of inactivity, you try moving the mouse and find that the
> mouse is
> unresponsive, after you press a key on the keyboard the
> mouse cursor
> will track slowly over the desktop the way it would have,
> based on
> the movements made when the mouse was unresponsive.
> Eventually (after
> 10 to 15 seconds), after completing the movements made
> prior
> to using the keyboard, the mouse cursor will track at normal
> speed.
> This behavior doesn't occur when Fluxbox is selected as the
> desktop
> prior to login. Another symptom: started installing XFCE
> using
> PC-BSD Control Panel | System Configuration | System
> Packages;
> Update Progress window seemed to be functioning normally,
> but
> after a while the progress bars didn't seem to advance. I
> then click-
> dragged an open window which resulted in individual copies
> of the
> window being created over the path I dragged the window.
> After a
> while those ghost images disappeared. I've tried looking for
> obvious
> errors in the various log files in /var/log but haven't been
> able to
> find any that others have correlated to the same problem I'm
> having.

Hi Tom,

What type of video card is in this system?

Cheers,

Dru

Gmane