Bug 5661 - Fonts display corrupt intermittently.
Fonts display corrupt intermittently.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-06 21:05 EDT by Dave Johnson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 11:33:09 EST
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Description Dave Johnson 1999-10-06 21:05:03 EDT
Intermittently, my fonts display in a corrupt fashion while
running X.  AFAIK, this only occurs while running Netscape,
however, fonts display poorly in gnome panel, x-terms, and
all other X apps.

xrefresh fixes the display for only a few seconds.

I am running a stock 6.1 install, 2.2.12 kernel with an S3
Virge video card.

------- Additional Comments From   11/10/99 22:21 -------
I also have this problem, but it only occurs when running Netscape.
The text display inside the Netscape window is visibly corrupted -
ie. some of the text is squashed or moved up with respect to the
text around it.  I've downgraded from XFree 3.3.5 to 3.3.1 and the
problem is mostly gone.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-04 11:33:59 EST
try using the S3V X server instead of the SVGA server.  Or get a better video
card; virges are notoriously poorly supported under linux.

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