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Bug 78697 - unreadable font in dialog
unreadable font in dialog
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 74911
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-11-27 13:26 EST by matteo porta
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:50:13 EST
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Description matteo porta 2002-11-27 13:26:27 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
while trying to install the nvidia proprietary xfree drivers the xserver didn't 
start up. i got a error dialog saying:
"i cannot start the x server (your graphical interface). it is likely...etc etc"
this dialog had ok and cancel buttons. well i think they were ok and cancel 
buttons because the text was unreadable... choosing the one on the right closed 
the dialog.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. misconfigure appropiately your xfree server
2. reboot your rh8

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-27 14:55:37 EST
Is this due to the video data corruption due to attempted invokation of the
nVidia driver on your system?

Otherwise - you might wish to refer to Bug 78616 - since nVidia _does_ invoke
its own closed, binary-only driver in the kernel and something bad happened to
your system.
Comment 2 matteo porta 2002-11-28 07:12:30 EST
i dont think the nvidia proprietary driver is the culprit.
i've done this test: renamed the /etc/x11/xf86config file,
so that the xserver can't start. then i've rebooted.
i got the usual dialog with unreadable fonts. then i did
an lsmod, and the nvidia driver wasn't loaded. so it
seems that it's not a problem with nvidia.
i think that the dialog comes from /usr/bin/gdm-binary.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-02 13:50:10 EST
We basically need a unicode-capable ncurses
Comment 4 Thomas E. Dickey 2003-01-12 12:53:05 EST
From the description, I don't see why this one would be related to dialog or ncurses, since it states that the "text" is unreadable.  A font problem would be (going up) the terminal emulator, some issue with the fonts specified, or the X server.
Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2003-01-20 17:03:31 EST
sounds like the locale is non-English/non-latin-1, and the console is not
Unicode. Need to know what the output of "locale" is.
Comment 6 matteo porta 2003-01-22 13:00:37 EST
here's what i get when typing locale into a terminal:

Comment 7 Eido Inoue 2003-02-03 17:44:22 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74911 ***
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:50:13 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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