Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23575
xfs dies when using TrueType fonts
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:35 EDT
I have had xfs running happily for some time using a bunch of TrueType
fonts in /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType, including the webfonts package.
After upgrading to the Rawhide packages (XFree86-4.0.2-0.2,
freetype-2.0.1-something) the font server dies as soon as a TrueType font
is referenced (in my case when WindowMaker starts, which confused me for a
Symptoms are that WindowMaker fails to start up properly, and after a few
seconds X server dies.
Oh, it appears to work OK under earlier kernels (2.4.0-prerelease is OK) but not
2.4.0-final or -ac patches.
Really annoyingly it works fine on my AMD K6-III at home with almost exactly the
same setup (maybe different fonts?) but fails here on my PII.
So I'm guessing there's some issue with MMX or SSE instructions?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22538 ***