Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 611049
OpenOffice.org fonts get damaged after some time
Last modified: 2018-04-11 11:25:33 EDT
Created attachment 429240 [details]
OpenOffice main window with damaged fonts
Description of problem:
While working with OpenOffice it randomly sets the fonts to gibberish. You cannot read them any more. See attached screen shot for more details. I can reproduce it by clicking in the formula line of Calc. Afterwards (at least most of the time) the fonts aren't readable any more.
Closing and restarting OpenOffice does not help. I always need to restart my computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Any idea what could go wrong or where I could do more debugging?
Created attachment 429241 [details]
OpenOffice Calc with damaged fonts
This'll probably be your video driver. Especially if it necessitates restarting the computer to fix it.
can you give the output of
$ grep drivers /var/log/Xorg.0.log
to see what video driver is in use
you might find that
might workaround this by using a different font renderer, you might get lucky and that one might not trigger the underlying problem, at the cost of less pretty text
I'm using a ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] graphics card.
The following did not change anything:
$ SAL_DISABLE_CAIROTEXT=1 oocalc
The text is still damaged.
I also attached my Xorg log file. Hope this helps.
While you say that it might be a problem with my video device, I remember that I do not have this problem when using only the monitor of my notebook and _not_ together with my external monitor.
If you need anything else just let me know.
Created attachment 429251 [details]
Xorg log file with external monitor attached
caolanm->dtardon: You've an ATI right ?, anything like this ever happen to you with a second monitor plugged. Though this is reported in F-12, so might be fixed in F-13+
(In reply to comment #4)
> Created an attachment (id=429251) [details]
> Xorg log file with external monitor attached
I guess it has something to do with
(EE) RADEON(0): drm: could not allocate surface for access swapper, err: -22!
repeated zillion times in your Xorg.0.log.
Please add drm.debug=0x04 to the kernel command line, restart computer, wait until the fonts get corrupted again, and attach
* your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
* output of the dmesg command, and
* system log (/var/log/messages)
to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link above.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
dtardon->caolanm: Sorry, I missed this one somewhat... Yes, I have an ATI. And no, I've never seen anything like this. Neither on my regular machine, running Rawhide, in the times before F-12 branch off, nor on second one, where I run regular F-12 in the past.
(In reply to comment #6)
> Please add drm.debug=0x04 to the kernel command line, restart computer, wait
> until the fonts get corrupted again, and attach
> * your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
Not available. Everything is setup automagically.
> * output of the dmesg command, and
> * system log (/var/log/messages)
Also attached a new Xorg.log file (HTH).
Thanks for your help so far,
Created attachment 431356 [details]
messages (with drm.debug enabled)
Created attachment 431357 [details]
dmesg output (with drm.debug enabled)
Created attachment 431358 [details]
xorg log file (with drm.debug enabled)
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