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Description of problem:
If the xfs server is restarted,
/sbin/service xfs restart
then the font server hangs, i.e. running xlsfonts says that pattern "*" is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2./sbin/service xfs restart
Actual Results: pattern "*" unmatched
Expected Results: list of installed fonts
Seems to fix itself after loginning out and then back in again.
Wrong command... service xfs restart
The proper way, is to do: service xfs reload
"restart" means "stop xfs entirely, then start it up again", and that
causes the xfs<->XFree86 connection to be broken, and fonts no longer
"reload" on the other hand means "xfs, please reread your configuration
and try to pick up my changes".
Closing as NOTABUG.