Ubuntu – Strange appearance of text/background in gedit


When I open my text editor and try to write there this is happening.

gedit open with transparent background, orange highlighting, strange fonts and text in black and white looking superimposed

What should I do?

Best Answer

Just solved this issue after months of annoyance, by removing the line run_im xim from ~/.xinputrc thanks to the people commenting on Ubuntu's issue tracker at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+bug/1620806

I have another line there for disabling the touch screen but that one is fine.

Now why would the setting of the input method handler affect the background redrawing, I can't even imagine.

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