Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2918
emacs garbage screens
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
With emacs and emacs-X installed, when emacs
is invoked, the window it pops up in is unusually
wide, and typing and cursor movement cause
strange scramblings of the text to occur.
For whatever reason, this bug went away for me
when I applied the netscape java fix mentioned
in, for example, bug # 2495 (using chkfontpath).
Have not been able to reproduce the symptoms reported on any of
I just noticed bug #2295 --- I've got a
Diamond Viper 550 (Riva TNT) on a PII/400.
My probs are not limited to emacs. Netscape
hangs (even with chkfontpath workaround). When
running info in KDE's terminal emulator kvt,
the terminal window accumulates random pixels
of text-color where they should be background
Problems do not occur with RH5.2 &
XFree86-184.108.40.206 and KDE-1.1.1.
Seems to be a riva driver problem.
emacs garbage screens are related to the chkfontpath problem which
support knows about. The other problems mentioned in this bug report
are not related, and if they persist, should be filed under a fresh