Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129
XFree86 with some S3 Virge based video cards currupts terminal fonts
Last modified: 2015-12-21 11:59:14 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
run setfont when you exit, and it should restore your font.
Could not replicate this with 6.0. Should try the new XFree packages.
Experienced this bug with updates to 18.104.22.168-52 using Redhat 6.0
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