Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57157
gtop: double-clicking a process pops up detail screen in asian character set
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am running KDE. When I select "System Monitor", or type gtop at a shell
prompt, I get the expected window showing processes. But, if I
double-click a process, a window entitled, "Process 1234 Details" pops up.
It has 3 sections, written in English: Process State, Command Line, and
Process Credentials. But, the details in each of these sections are
written in an asian character set, making them unreadable.
When trying to figure out what's going on, I discovered that at the login
window, you can specify the language you want for a session. I picked
American English. I was then told that American English was the default
anyway. So, I guess that proves that I picked the right options when I
installed 7.2 ( I *DO* want American English as the language default).
The only other information that I can offer is that when I went to
redhat.com to update packages, some foreign langage packages were in the
list, and I chose to install everything (including the foreign languages).
I don't know how this could hurt, since I'm still, as far as I can tell,
defaulted to American English, but maybe it will be useful.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.get a shell prompt
3.double-click any process to pop up the details window
Actual Results: the details window has its information in an asian
character set. note that the window that pops up when I type gtop at the
shell prompt is in American English, as expected.
Expected Results: I should be seeing everything in English.
A service rep emailed me, saying that I should check xfs - and it IS running.
He also recommended checking the font paths via chkfntpath. I did so, and
noticed that Korean/Japanese fonts were at the beginning, so I moved them from
the end, and now gtop works OK.
But, can you tell me what paths need to appear before others to guarantee that
this problem will not occur again?
It's a gtop bug that it gets the asian font - it shouldn't matter what order
your font path is in.
Deferring, because new development is moving to GNOME 2 and
gnome-system-monitor, gtop will be going away eventually. Only critical bugfixes
on the GNOME 1.x codebase.
*** Bug 61079 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***