Bug 211493 - All gtk+gnome apps are missing all fonts - font glyphs all show as white-edged rectangles
Summary: All gtk+gnome apps are missing all fonts - font glyphs all show as white-edge...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-10-19 18:11 UTC by James Hunt
Modified: 2008-03-18 18:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 18:41:04 UTC
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Description James Hunt 2006-10-19 18:11:07 UTC
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.

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How reproducible:

Every time I boot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine.
2. Observe that all text shows as white squares.
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Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 James Hunt 2006-10-27 18:55:36 UTC
Hey, guess what? I upgraded to FC6 - and it's still screwed :-(

Any ideas?


Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 18:41:04 UTC

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?

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