Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211493
All gtk+gnome apps are missing all fonts - font glyphs all show as white-edged rectangles
Last modified: 2008-03-18 14:41:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I've been away for a few weeks, and came back, "yum update'd" my system, and now
when I boot, the gdm login screen with the fedora smoke+bubbles logo on the
right is not able to display *any* text. *All* the text shows as small
white-bordered rectangles (blue in the middle, matching the background).
I have tried running kdm, and that displays fonts ok, but when I attempt to run
a gnome or gtk application, same problem: firefox, gaim, etc all show
white-edged rectangles rather than font glyphs. Help!
I'm stumped as to which update has caused this problem. Is it a font issue? Is
it a font server issue (xfs *is* running)? Is it a gtk config issue???
I've tried doing an SELinux FS relabel, but that didn't help. Any suggestions
I've googled around, but seemingly nobody else has this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time I boot.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine.
2. Observe that all text shows as white squares.
Hey, guess what? I upgraded to FC6 - and it's still screwed :-(
We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)