Bug 9320 - Font path problem, possibly causing Netscape crashes
Font path problem, possibly causing Netscape crashes
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: chkfontpath (Show other bugs)
6.2
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-02-10 16:30 EST by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-23 22:42:02 EST
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Description Brian Ryner 2000-02-10 16:30:48 EST
I noticed that Netscape seemed to be crashing on pages with Java applets.
I seem to remember this being an issue awhile back, and the solution was to
make sure /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi (without the :unscaled) was in the
font path.  I checked my font path now, and sure enough, that entry wasn't
in the list, just the unscaled version.  I tried to add it myself by
running:

/usr/sbin/chkfontpath --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi

but it said:

chkfontpath: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi already in list

This seems like a bug in chkfontpath to me; if, on the other hand, having
the font directory without the :unscaled should no longer be necessary,
then the problem must be somewhere else (perhaps in xfs).
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-23 22:42:59 EST
this was due to a bad default xfs config file.  modified in latest XFree86
3.3.6-15 to work well with new chkfontpath.

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