i just installed Emacs 24.4 and i get this weird default theme with big fonts

image one When I install spacemacs theme, I get this enter image description here

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    Can you tell us more about the current operating system version? And what fonts are available in this os? – Nsukami _ May 16 '16 at 16:46
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    am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS – karim May 16 '16 at 18:24

it looks like it's the X server which renders the fonts. After further digging, the solution is right here create a file ~/.Xdefaults with the line

emacs*font: 7x14

and then running

xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults

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