Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4: font problems

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Mon Jun 22 02:20:38 PDT 2009


On Sat, 2009-06-20 at 21:35 +1200, Simon Geard wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-06-20 at 10:39 +0200, thorsten wrote:
> > using links -g as a browser works fine, however in firefox the display
> > of pages is screwed up. It seems like the space between two lines is
> > extremely large. Also sub-windows of firefox (i.e. preferences) are very
> > very large. much larger than my Monitor, unfortunately :-( When I
> > resitze them, the buttons are cut off at the corners.
> 
> Is this perchance on a gcc-4.4 based system? If so, see the recent
> "seamonkey layout problems" thread from about a week ago, and the
> bugzilla entry below:
> 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=496706
> 
> Simon.

For reference, this problem has been traced to a bug in nspr, and has
been fixed in 4.8. Was a little fiddly to install though, since they
don't seem to be doing the combined NSS/NSPR tarballs that BLFS uses
anymore... can provide the instructions and patches I used if anyone
wants them...


Simon.
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