[Wine] Re: The fonts are all messed up unless I crank the dpi up a lot

DaVince wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Jan 15 06:48:13 CST 2009

> Reinstalling Wine didn't help, completely removing it and reinstalling it didn't do squat, installing some msfont thing didn't do anything either. 

Some useful info for you on this: uninstalling and reinstalling the same version of one specific application usually has completely zero effect in Linux. Why? Because nothing actually changes. 

In Windows, when you uninstall an application, the configuration files and settings belonging to that specific application are usually wiped, too. This is why when you reinstall it, things could suddenly work.

However, it doesn't work like that with package management in Linux: you only purely install or uninstall the application and the settings will still stay there even after uninstalling (unless you force it by "completely removing" and manually deleting the configuration files). This is why reinstalling the same app most likely has completely no effect on Linux.

So basically, when something doesn't work quite as it should, you're going to have to do something about the configuration first, whether it's the configuration of the app itself (/home/user/.wine/) or the configuration of a dependency (an app or library that this application requires, like X / Xorg). But there could be a bug in the app or dependency itself too, which doesn't have anything to do with config files. In this case one of the dependencies was at fault (NVidia's drivers currently have a bug that make text unreadable in Wine).

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