Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10778
Problem with X-fonts after upgrading from RH 6.1 to RH 6.2
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
I updated my RedHat 6.1 to Redhat 6.2, and after this, a lot of
X11 Fonts were shown in a wrong manner (for example helvetica
fonts), that is, some sizes where represented by smaller ones.
Only a small subset (fixed for ex.) was shown correctly.
Then, I installed RH 6.2 completely new, then all fonts were
shown, but the layout was a ugly one (a very clear "stairs"
Joachim Backes <email@example.com> | Univ. of Kaiserslautern
Computer Center, Supercomputing Division | Phone: +49-631-205-2438
D-67653 Kaiserslautern, PO Box 3049, Germany | Fax: +49-631-205-3056
As for the problem of wrong fonts (Joachim's first paragraph), I had this
problem in two computers that I upgraded from 6.1 to 6.2 and found the cause.
The upgrade process forgot to add the 75 dpi fonts to /etc/X11/fs/config. (I
don't have 100 dpi fonts installed, this might apply to these fonts also).
Adding the 75 dpi font directory solved the problem.
I also upgraded Red Hat 6.1 to 6.2. I checked my
/etc/X11/fs/config file, and I have the 75dpi and 100dpi
directories in the font path, but I still have grainy fonts.
The font I'm having most trouble with is -*-times.
what are the contents of your /etc/X11/fs/config file?
My /etc/X11/fs/config file has the following:
# Default font server configuration file for Red Hat Linux 6.0
# allow a max of 4 clients to connect to this font server
client-limit = 4
# when a font server reaches its limit, start up a new one
clone-self = off
# alternate font servers for clients to use
#alternate-servers = foo:7101,bar:7102
# where to look for fonts
# Some of these are commented out, i.e. the TrueType and Type1
# directories in /usr/share, because they aren't forced to be
# installed alongside X.
catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
# in 12 points, decipoints
default-point-size = 120
# 100 x 100 and 75 x 75
default-resolutions = 75,75,100,100
# how to log errors
use-syslog = on
# listen on 7100 to service other font requirements.
port = 7100
I have managed to fix most of the problems, but still have a problem with LyX,
which uses the font specification -*-times by default.
Just found the problem that I mentioned above. When I upgraded, I
moved /etc/X11/fs/config.rpmnew into /etc/X11/fs/config, without
noticing that config.rpmnew didn't have the path for 75dpi
fonts. My fault. (Hmm... but it would be nice if RPM had set
the font paths in config.rpmnew...)