Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4: font problems
onepoint at starurchin.org
Sun Apr 19 01:18:21 PDT 2009
On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 02:23:41AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > Stuff that is affected:
> > - Icewm right-button menu
> > - Icewm dialogs
> > - text on the buttons in the icewm taskbar
> > - icewm window titles
> > - GUI widget text in applications, *except* FLTK applications
> Odd, all of these work for me (icewm-1.3.3).
I doubt it's an icewm problem, since gtk and Qt apps are affected too.
Something's broken much lower down in the font system.
> I'm on freetype-2.3.7. Don't have time to keep track of
> everything, but 2.3.9 looks like a mandatory upgrade if you were on
??? Sorry, don't understand.
> Ah. I thought you just had "random smears of pixels".
No, it looks as though someone has tried to write the window title at
a height of two or three pixels or so.
> I've dropped the old core fonts with --enable-builtin-fonts in the
> xserver (1.5.3) :
I'll try that.
> The other obvious candidate is freetype, even though it was working
> with 7.2.
Seems unlikely: FLTK is configured to use freetype and thats the one
thing that *is* working.
Someone else has fixed things by reconfiguring fontconfig:
> I try to keep my systems in use for longer nowadays, but I haven't
> upgraded xorg on a working system for a bit over a year
I've been putting off upgrading Xorg for the same reason - it just
works. Unfortunately it's stopping me upgrading the kernel - I'm on
2.6.27 and if I upgrade to 2.6.28 then Xorg 7.2 blackscreens after a
few minutes! I figured there wasn't much point complaining without
upgrading to the latest Xorg first, hence all this hassle.
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