Bug 473903 - font size isn't restored upon login
font size isn't restored upon login
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 496703
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Reported: 2008-12-01 07:15 EST by Francis Earl
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:04 EST (History)
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Description Francis Earl 2008-12-01 07:15:23 EST
Description of problem:
When I first log in to an Xsession, my fonts are all about 6pt when they should be 9pt. When I launch the Appearance settings, they are restored to my settings. This appears to be true with all fonts. It is also true of all GTK apps, and aMSN at least.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into X
2. Notice fonts are wrong
3. Go to fix them, watch them magically fix themselves w/o interaction
Actual results:
Fonts are not restored through sessions immediately

Expected results:
The fonts I select should remain.

Additional info:
I am using the default "Sans" font, size 9. GDM is set at 1024x768 while the users session is 1280x1024. It appears to be using the GDM settings for the Xsession despite the change in resolution. This is rarely also displayed by panels rendering by dimensions of the old resolution, despite being able to use the rest of the screen (somewhat) normally (just have to move things around the panel...)
Comment 1 Bryan Mason 2009-03-25 13:56:50 EDT
I'm seeing this behavior as well with a dual-display IBM T41.  The internal LCD is 1024x768 and the external is 1280x1024, so the total desktop size is 2304x1024.  I'm using 8-pt Liberation fonts for my system fonts.

The font is wrong about half the time when I log in, and re-running gnome-appearance-properties resolves the issue.

One other behavior I noticed is that when the font is wrong, Ctl-Alt-L fails to lock the display.

Let me know if I there's any debugging and/or logging I can do to help figure this out.
Comment 2 Bryan Mason 2009-04-29 12:06:32 EDT
This happened to me again today when I logged in.  I checked to see if gnome-settings-daemon was running:

    $ ps -ef | grep gnome-settings | grep -v grep

and it wasn't.  Restarting gnome-settings-daemon put the fonts back the way they are supposed to be.  I would assume this means that gnome-settings-daemon is dying for some reason.

Maybe this is a duplicate of Bug 464385?
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