Odd Fonts in Ubuntu 16.04.3 32-bit

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.3 32-bit in a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM). I copied the user profile from my 64-bit VM of the same operating system.

Upon starting the geany text editor I immediately noticed the fonts were all wrong. Everything was displaying in some kind of Courier font.

After some head scratching and poking around I suspected user permissions. I looked at the /etc/fonts directory. Sure enough /etc/fonts/conf.avail and /etc/fonts/conf.d/ had directory permissions of 644 rather than 755. A quick chmod and the problem was resolved.

This was a fresh install using the ubuntu-16.04-mini-i386.iso and manually adding packages.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: Ubuntu

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