I have the following problem with the built in magnifier option (Settings->Display->magnification slider) of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty. In the beginning my problem occured every few days but since a couple of days after every reboot: Directly after logging in all system fonts and menus are messed up like on the following pictures.



Changing the magnifier factor to another value fixes the problem until the next reboot. Any ideas to solve it permanently?

Which logs should I provide? The syslog doesn't show anything interesting (as far as I can estimate).

Thank you for your help.

  • As a workaround until this is fixed: Does anybody know how to change the magnification via command line? I'm thinking on a startup script that switches the value after every login. – lumen Apr 2 '15 at 10:54
  • I just updated to kernel 3.19. Unfortunately no improvements. – lumen Apr 11 '15 at 15:11

Since updating to kernel 4.0, the issue hasn't appeared again. I guess it is fixed in the new version.

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