[CentOS] bad text under KDE and C7

Sat Jul 21 16:23:33 UTC 2018
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Sat, 21 Jul 2018, Pete Biggs wrote:

> On Fri, 2018-07-20 at 10:10 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Jul 2018, Pete Biggs wrote:
>>> Check your hardware - all these things might well be symptomatic of an
>>> hardware issue.
>> I'm not at all sure how.
>> If it means opening the case,
>> hardware issues are likely to occur.
>> Is there a way to tell whether the video
>> player is even using video acceleration?
> I don't necessarily mean the video - kernel panics are rarely to do
> with something that far removed from the CPU. I mean test the hardware
> of your computer.

I'll do the testing suggested.  The machine is rather old.
HP Compaq dc5800 sff (small form factor)
I would not be surprised if the kernel
just did not like my motherboard any more.

Even after I figure out the kermal panics,
the video will still be an issue.

> First, check the memory - MemTest86+ is the tool most people use for
> this. Run it on your system and it will highlight memory problems. It
> can be found at www.memtest.org - the precompiled versions are tiny and
> will fit on a floppy (or memory stick or CD).
> If that doesn't detect anything try running a hardware diagnostic -
> there's a load on the UBCD (www.ultimatebootcd.com) or Hiren's BootCD (
> www.hiren.info).  You might want to download one of those anyway as
> they both contain MemTest86+.
> None of this needs you to open the case.

That is good.

My suspicion is that this is a repeat of what sent me to Centos from Fedora.
(Yes I know the relationship).
I'm told I couldn't install Fedora on a machine because a
kernel bug affected precisely one kind of motherboard, mine.
I'm also told the bug was supposedly fixed,
but I was never able to run any later Fedora on that machine.

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