I recently switched my GTK+ Appearance to Rayleigh to get Banshee to run on my KDE laptop, but after two days of that Banshee crashed and the system font has everywhere changed to something unreadable. Letters are too thin, the eye strain is too much. I tried switching back to Oxygen, but while it seems to take, the screen fonts remain the same. Rebooting, renaming, re-everything is not working.
Add to that a bizarre dream I had last night.
Eugene O’Neill was still alive, had grown a long gray beard, had donned thick glasses (he kind of looked my the father of my boyhood friend, Chuck Coonrod), and had joined a construction crew somewhere in the south. He was leaning over a shovel lecturing Barack Obama, who was visiting the site, on how to improve test scores.
So you can see I am no shape to post anything intelligible.
Update Here is a picture from a web page to show you how ugly the font has become. I have tried everything I could think of to restore the original beauty, but no joy. I changed the fonts, both in the system and in Firefox (the problem is not just there, but everywhere), I turned on and off aliasing and font DPI, I changed screen resolution and refresh rate, I have tried switching to Gnome and Unity. All exhibit the same problem.
I am therefore at a loss and welcome any ideas.