Bug 6349 - characters disappear on applications.
Summary: characters disappear on applications.
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/nVidia (proprietary) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high major
Assignee: Aaron Plattner
QA Contact:
: 6581 6791 7056 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-22 22:13 UTC by sangu
Modified: 2006-08-25 08:27 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

See Also:
i915 platform:
i915 features:

nvidia-bug-repot.log in 8756 (93.46 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-08 04:31 UTC, sangu
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Description sangu 2006-03-22 22:13:36 UTC
font rendering is strange in xorg-x11-
< http://xorg.freedesktop.org/snapshots/individual/xserver/ >

OS: Fedora Core 5 rawhide.
kernel : kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2074_FC6
cpu : amd x2 3800+  dual core
vga : 6800 GS  PCIe

characters disappear on applications.

Fedora Bug : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=186212

screenshot : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=126458
/var/log/Xorg.0.log : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=126459
/etc/X11/xorg.conf : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=126460
Comment 1 Valdis Kletnieks 2006-03-23 19:47:06 UTC
I've confirmed this is a NVidia driver issue.  Using the Fedora Core 5
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-9.i386.rpm, things work fine.  However, once the
Fedora Rawhide xorg-x11-server-Xorg- is installed,
the open-source nv driver works, but the NVidia 8178 drivers have the issue.

I'm guessing some subtle API change is giving 8178 indigestion.

As another data point - the missing characters aren't lost entirely - quite
often, moving the cursor over them to force the widget to focus and redraw
causes the text to appear (although it may spontaneously re-poof out a few
seconds later).

(System is a Dell Latitude C840, Linus 2.6.16 kernel, FC5 Rawhide userspace,
GeForce 440 card).
Comment 2 sangu 2006-04-08 04:31:47 UTC
Created attachment 5228 [details]
nvidia-bug-repot.log in 8756

This problem still happens in nvidia-1.0-8756.
Comment 3 sangu 2006-04-08 04:33:40 UTC
And xorg-x11-server-Xorg version is
Comment 4 sangu 2006-04-09 20:32:00 UTC
AA is off or using bitmap font and font with sbit, this problem happens.
Comment 5 Aaron Plattner 2006-04-10 17:52:56 UTC
You're right, the change to the glyph ABI is responsible for this breakage.  We
hope to support the new driver ABI (version 1.0) in a future release.
Comment 6 Aaron Plattner 2006-04-13 17:06:18 UTC
*** Bug 6581 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Ioannis 2006-05-03 06:13:11 UTC
*** Bug 6791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Victor Trac 2006-06-01 00:54:16 UTC
*** Bug 7056 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Aaron Plattner 2006-08-25 08:27:45 UTC
This should be fixed in the 1.0-8774 driver which was released yesterday.

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