Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63442
Many apps missing window titles
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:59 EDT
Description of Problem:
After a default installation, most applications do not show the window title in
the title bar. Applications that are missing titles include Mozilla and
Nautilus file windows. For whatever reason, gnome-terminal has a window title.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Performed default installation of the beta, selecting Workstation install
with GNOME and KDE, selecting GNOME as the default.
2. Booted the system
3. Logged in as the user account I created during installation
Most windows are missing their window titles.
The window titles should be present.
What is your locale? ("echo $LANG", "cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n")
Does downgrading Sawfish to 7.2 version fix this?
> What is your locale? ("echo $LANG", "cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n")
> Does downgrading Sawfish to 7.2 version fix this?
It doesn't seem to.
I think the problem is the locale then - can you try changing that locale
to "en_US.ISO8859-1" (note hyphen and caps), or just choosing a different language
from the gdm menu before you log in.
If that's the issue then this is an anaconda bug, since it wrote the bad locale.
If it's the locale you should also have a bunch of errors in ~/.xsession-errors
about "locale not supported by Xlib" or the like.
Hmm, I'm told we fixed the locale issue by changing X to recognize
iso885915 as a valid locale - so maybe an X upgrade is required. Don't
know if the fixed X is in rawhide yet.
On the gdm login screen, I selected Language->American English, which presented
me with the rather confusingly-worded dialog:
"You have selected American English as your language, but American English is
your default language. Would you like to make American English the default?"
At any rate, this made it so that LANG is set to en_US.ISO-8859-1, and the
window titles appear properly.
I don't recall selecting anything out of the ordinary as far as language during
the installation. I did select 104-key keyboard, would that have something to
do with it?
No the problem isn't your fault, it's just that the installer wrote out a locale
that X did not understand. So Sawfish couldn't load fonts correctly.
Problem has been fixed by making X understand said locale, in latest X version.