Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165283
no text displayed in window
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.4; Linux) KHTML/3.4.2 (like Gecko)
Description of problem:
Issue with thunderbird (and firefox) not putting text on window
First noticed 3 August immediately after running up2date.
Restart of X session or of computer or changing user did not change it.
Reverting to standard 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 from 2.6.11-1.1381_FC4 made no
Programs show no text, yet are otherwise apparently functional.
One can enter www.google.com and get their page, but no text.
Screenshots: Thunderbird.png, firefoxstart.png, firefoxgoogle.png
Core binary in /usr/bin are 1.0.6 from 20 July. Worked fine until Aug 3.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start thunderbird from menu or icon or terminal
Actual Results: A window opened with graphics but no text, followed by a pop-up without text
Expected Results: Window opening with text and graphics and a pop-up prompting for login
/usr/lib/thunderbird-1.0.6 contains, among others, these files dated 3 Aug:
5398835 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 chrome/
6118738 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 12288 Aug 3 22:45 components/
5399183 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24 Aug 3 22:45 components.ini
6119220 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 defaults/
5399234 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24 Aug 3 22:45 defaults.ini
6119260 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 extensions/
6119265 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 greprefs/
6119270 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 icons/
6119273 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 init.d/
6119275 drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Aug 3 08:57 res/
When I run thunderbird --sync (I ran it to get feedback in my terminal window)
Gdk-WARNING **: gdk_property_get(): length value has wrapped in
calculation (did you pass G_MAXLONG?)
followed by multiple lines of this
(Gecko:11021): Pango-CRITICAL **: pango_cairo_show_glyph_string:
assertion `PANGO_IS_CAIRO_FONT (font)' failed
Name : thunderbird
Arch : i386
Size : 37 M
Repo : installed
Summary: Mozilla Thunderbird mail/newsgroup client
Name : firefox
Arch : i386
Size : 50 M
Repo : installed
Summary: Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Created attachment 117515 [details]
thunderbird window with no text
Created attachment 117516 [details]
firefox initial screen without text
Created attachment 117517 [details]
firefox with no text after entering www.google.com into url field
This workaround allows successful drawing of a Thunderbird page WITH text:
$ MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1 thunderbird
The corresponding command also works for Firefox.
Other people have had this problem, it appears. Problem and workaround are
Do you have the same problem with v1.07?
Yes, I have the exact same problem with Thunderbird 1.0.7, which is version
1.0.7-1.1.fc4 (20050929) as well as the same problem with Firefox 1.0.6 and now
1.0.7, which is version 1.0.7-1.1.fc4 (20050922). I have changed to a newer
kernel since then and am using 2.6.12-1.1400_FC5 downloaded with yum from the
Fedora repositories. Nothing self compiled or other than boringly Red Hat.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Distribution against which this bug was reported is no longer supported; could
you please reproduce this with the updated version of the currently supported
distribution (Fedora Core 6, or Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out
to still be reproducible, please let us know in this bug report. If after a
month's time we have not heard back from you, we will have to close this bug as
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
Thanks in advance.
This is not found in Thunderbird 1.5 or 2.0, nor in Firefox 1.5 or 2.0 versions.
It was specific to 1.0.6 and 1.0.7 versions. You should close it.