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Bug 129 - XFree86 with some S3 Virge based video cards currupts terminal fonts
XFree86 with some S3 Virge based video cards currupts terminal fonts
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Blocks: 1293403
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Reported: 1998-11-18 23:43 EST by 61419531789
Modified: 2015-12-21 11:59 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-28 12:26:57 EDT
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Description 61419531789 1998-11-18 23:43:57 EST
When Running Xfree86 with a S3 Virge( or S3 virge based card
such as a dimond Stealth 2000)and using either the SVGA
server or the S3 server, the terminal fonts become currupt
on exit, or when swapping between X and normal terminals
A quick fix is to change /usr/X11/bin/X to point directly to
the relevent X server instead of to Xwrappers
possible problem with Xwrappers?????
occurs both with root and other system users
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-19 12:03:59 EST
run setfont when you exit, and it should restore your font.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-06-28 12:26:59 EDT
Could not replicate this with 6.0. Should try the new XFree packages.
Comment 3 tastin 1999-07-30 13:35:59 EDT
Experienced this bug with updates to using Redhat 6.0
Comment 4 tastin 1999-07-31 10:55:59 EDT
After switching back to 5.2 and its default XFree86 packages, I still
encountered this bug.  I am using an S3 Virge GX 3D chipset with 4mb

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