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My italics are displaying weirdly in a number of programs, including Firefox, Chrome and KDiff3. I have also been having another graphical issue. I am using 11.10 with the Gnome 3.2.1 shell and ttf-mscore-fonts 3.3ubuntu4. Does anyone know what the issue is?

My system settings are:

Driver: VESA: RV710

Experience: Standard

Video card: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 430]

Graphical issues

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Your problems seem to be with your video driver. What video card do you have and why are you using the vesa driver ? – bodhi.zazen Dec 7 '11 at 21:14
@bodhi.zazen: Updated with details – Casebash Dec 8 '11 at 0:10
The real fix is to switch to the radeon driver. Is there a reason why you are forcing vesa? – scottl Dec 8 '11 at 0:54
@scottl: I wasn't forcing it, just trying to find something to work – Casebash Dec 8 '11 at 1:40
@scottl: How can I make it use Radeon? – Casebash Dec 8 '11 at 1:59

You should try installing the catalyst driver, your card is listed as supported.

sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
sudo aticonfig --initial -f

That second command should configure X , if you receive an error message, post it here.

Otherwise reboot.

Additional reference

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Any update on your progress ? – bodhi.zazen Dec 8 '11 at 21:12
Didn't work. I tried a few other things and actually stuffed my system up worse. I'm thinking the solution is reinstall. I've awarded you the bounty because your last link is a very good resource – Casebash Dec 13 '11 at 4:38
Sorry it did not work out for you. Best of luck. – bodhi.zazen Dec 13 '11 at 5:12

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