Bug 41865 - xdm login screen bad formatting
Summary: xdm login screen bad formatting
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: alpha Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-22 17:57 UTC by David Lawrence
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-01 15:56:58 UTC
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Description David Lawrence 2001-05-22 17:57:24 UTC
Description of Problem:
Package: XFree86-xdm-4.0.3-16.1.0

Justification is incorrect in the xdm login box. "Login:" is off to the
right and "Password:"
is off to the left. This is on the alpha platform. I just checked on the
x86 platform and it looks fine there. Strange.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-23 10:21:41 UTC
Bill, can you have a look into this?  I'm Alphaless..  I'll look at the
code though and see if there is anything obvious.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-25 11:04:55 UTC
I have isolated the code that displays the prompt.  Unfortunately, I
cannot determine from merely looking at the code what is wrong with it
that it would display as you describe.  I have no 64 bit hardware with
which to test/see/debug this though, although I bet that it is just a simple
64bit ism.

Bill, can you test this on ia64 also and see if it is doing so there as well?
It would be nice to know if it is Alpha specific or 64bit specific.  Then I
can send it to Jay Estabrook to look into perhaps.

The code in question after an "rpm -bp XFree86.spec" is located in:


Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-05-25 14:55:27 UTC
I'll try and check on ia64, but I need to switch video cards first. ;)

Comment 4 David Lawrence 2001-06-01 15:56:54 UTC
Bill, did you have a chance to look at this? It is still occuring on the Alpha
with the latest XFree86-xdm-4.0.3-17. It is not a showstopper but does not look

Comment 5 Phil Copeland 2001-06-04 21:19:20 UTC
I don't see anything wrong with the release candidate..
resolved I think


Comment 6 David Lawrence 2001-06-04 21:22:11 UTC
SO you are saying that you were did not see the formatting issue on a different
Alpha? I admit that I have not have time to check different Alpha's to see if
this a single machine incidence. If you want to see the problem I am talking
about come and see me and I will show you the offending machine.

Comment 7 Phil Copeland 2001-06-04 21:30:34 UTC
This is with the current builds I have made

Comment 8 David Lawrence 2001-06-04 22:12:42 UTC
Hmm, tested it on a G200 with same packages and everything looks fine. Chalking
it up to video chipset issue.

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