Bug 23575 - xfs dies when using TrueType fonts
Summary: xfs dies when using TrueType fonts
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 22538
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-01-08 12:51 UTC by Bill Crawford
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-08 12:54:28 UTC
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Description Bill Crawford 2001-01-08 12:51:02 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Bill Crawford 2001-01-08 12:54:25 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-08 15:11:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22538 ***

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