Bugzilla will be upgraded to version 5.0 on a still to be determined date in the near future. The original upgrade date has been delayed.
Bug 62851 - rp3 is using a non-existant font
rp3 is using a non-existant font
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Depends On:
Blocks: 61590
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2002-04-06 07:15 EST by Manfred Hollstein
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:16 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-04-12 14:35:07 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for rp3 using a non-existing font (2.03 KB, patch)
2002-04-06 07:21 EST, Manfred Hollstein
no flags Details | Diff

  None (edit)
Description Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-06 07:15:25 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020401

Description of problem:
The current version of RP3 is using the font


This font however is called differently since X11R6 - looking at
some comments in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias from
an earlier version of this file (e.g. Red Hat Linux 7.1) reveals this:

! These fonts are not really ISO8859-1, but these aliases are provided
! for compatibility with X11R5.

Those aliases have been omitted beginning with RHL 7.2, hence fonts
with such names do not exist anymore.

When the "rp3" exec fails to load this font during startup, it's
issueing a warning message (e.g. in ~/.xsession-errors):

  ** WARNING **: Couldn't load fonts for NETMON display

and falls back to using the font "fixed". With a standard theme and
no fonts changed otherwise (e.g. in ~/.Xdefaults), this looks rather
ugly because "fixed" is simply too large for this small applet! The
attached patch fixes this.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start rp3 as an applect monitoring "eth0"
2.Watch the numbers shown in the applet
3.They are TOO LARGE

Actual Results:  The applet looks ugly; most information is lost due to the
numbers being too large.

Expected Results:  A similar layout as has been available as part of RHL 7.1 and

Additional info:
Comment 1 Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-06 07:21:34 EST
Created attachment 52544 [details]
patch for rp3 using a non-existing font
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2002-04-10 05:02:27 EDT
fixed in 0.9.23
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-04-11 20:34:21 EDT
Is this stil a problem with version 0.9.24 at http://people.redhat.com/teg/neat/ ?
Comment 4 Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-12 14:35:02 EDT
Works perfectly now!

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.