Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62851
rp3 is using a non-existant font
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:16:17 EDT
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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):
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
Created attachment 52544 [details]
patch for rp3 using a non-existing font
fixed in 0.9.23
Is this stil a problem with version 0.9.24 at http://people.redhat.com/teg/neat/ ?
Works perfectly now!