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Bug#256344: xserver-xfree86: [vesa] SEGV selecting 'tixus' or 'drift' fonts

tag 256344 + woody upstream

On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 11:46:34AM +0100, Tim Baverstock wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.1.0-16woody3
> Severity: normal
> The X server immediately and reliably crashes when I select either font
> 'Drift' or 'Tixus' (from xfonts-artwiz 1.4) in a Tcl/Tk client
> (Trebuchet, a MUD client). It seems that the rendering in the preview
> pane causes this.
> I normally use the NVIDIA driver, so I switched to the VESA driver and
> the crash still happens.
> If I select 'tixus' in Galeon it doesn't crash, so perhaps this is a
> missing range-check in the font system?
> The XFree log is here: http://www.baverstock.org.uk/tim/debian

As people on Slashdot never hesitate to point out, XFree86 4.1.0 is pretty
long in the tooth by now.

If you're not able to upgrade to XFree86 4.3.0 (in Debian testing "sarge"
and Debian unstable "sid"), could you try to reproduce this problem using
one of the unofficial woody-backport packages of XFree86 4.3.0?


While not official, those backports are prepared my a member of the Debian
XFree86 package maintenance team and are *extremely* close to the official

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