font rendering is strange in xorg-x11-18.104.22.168.
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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
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-22.214.171.124-1.i386.rpm 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
(System is a Dell Latitude C840, Linus 2.6.16 kernel, FC5 Rawhide userspace,
GeForce 440 card).
Created attachment 5228 [details]
nvidia-bug-repot.log in 8756
This problem still happens in nvidia-1.0-8756.
And xorg-x11-server-Xorg version is 126.96.36.199-2.
AA is off or using bitmap font and font with sbit, this problem happens.
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.
*** Bug 6581 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 6791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 7056 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should be fixed in the 1.0-8774 driver which was released yesterday.