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Re: X fonts dead after upgrade

On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 08:27, Alan Chandler wrote:
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> On Saturday 01 Mar 2003 9:22 am, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> > I just did a Sid upgrade yesterday, and now all of my basic X apps and,
> > apparently, all of my GTK1 apps are using REALLY REALLY ugly fonts. All
> > of my GTK2 apps look fine however. These fonts are bad to the point of
> > unreadability. In evolution, for example, there's no difference between
> > bold and regular. And the fonts are most certainly not anti-aliased
> > anymore. Emacs running in graphical mode looks just as bad as do the
> > title bars in Galeon (1.2.7) although the actual page fonts are just
> > fine. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> My guess is that your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 just got updated and removed some 
> of your fontpath lines.
> I suspect reason your gtk2 apps are fine is because the do not use the built 
> in font serving capabilities of the xserver but use xft/fontconfig/freetype 
> to display the fonts.
> Take a look at the above config file and see if its dropped some of your font 
> directories.

My XF86Config did get updated but the fontpath lines weren't changed.
After some testing, I think I've found the problem though I don't know
how to find any more information on it. Apparently the font server
and/or the Type1 fonts are causing the problem. Removing FontPath
"unix/:7100" and FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" fixes the problem.
Why exactly it fixes it, I don't know. Any ideas on how to further track
this down so I can either fix it completely or file a bug if necessary?

Alex Malinovich
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