Bug 525456 - Missing dependency (font) for echomixer gui
Summary: Missing dependency (font) for echomixer gui
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-tools
Version: 10
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-24 13:36 UTC by Len
Modified: 2009-11-20 05:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.0.20-2.fc10
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-11-20 05:28:11 UTC

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Description Len 2009-09-24 13:36:12 UTC
Description of problem:  Trying to launch echomixer from console gives the following error:  "Cannot find the font"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:  Always, after installing alsa-tools, unless xorg-x11-fonts-misc is installed (not installed by default, not included as dependency in alsa-tools, but needed).

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Open a terminal
2.  Type 'echomixer'
Actual results:
"Cannot find the font"

Expected results:
Echomixer gui should launch

Additional info:  The error results from not having 'xorg-x11-fonts-misc' installed.  Including this font as a dependency in the alsa-tools package should resolve the problem.

The solution was revealed by looking in 'echomixer.c':

  gtk_init(&argc, &argv);
  if (!fnt) {
    printf("Cannot find the font\n");

The "-misc-fixed-medium-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" font is part of xorg-x11-fonts-misc, which needs to be installed for the echomixer gui to appear.

Comment 1 Tim Jackson 2009-09-24 22:46:42 UTC
Has been fixed in newer Fedoras - see bug #503284

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Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-11-18 13:48:22 UTC
alsa-tools-1.0.20-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-11-20 05:28:05 UTC
alsa-tools-1.0.20-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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