Bug 76733 - fails rendering xdm login fonts
Summary: fails rendering xdm login fonts
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/cirrus (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
URL: https://bugs.debian.org/742510
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-28 12:22 UTC by Gabriele Giacone
Modified: 2018-08-10 20:41 UTC (History)
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Description Gabriele Giacone 2014-03-28 12:22:04 UTC
Forwarding Debian bug https://bugs.debian.org/742510


to reproduce install a jessie/sid qemu VM with Cirrus video card.

On VM:
# apt-get install xdm
# echo /usr/bin/xdm >/etc/X11/default-display-manager
# /etc/init.d/xdm restart

Username one types in will not be displayed and once pressed enter
greeting and prompt fonts will not be displayed as well.

# apt-get install devscripts
# debsnap -v -d. --binary -a amd64 xserver-xorg-video-cirrus 1:1.4.0-2
# dpkg -i --force-depends xserver-xorg-video-cirrus_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb
# /etc/init.d/xdm restart

Downgrading to 1.4.0-2, fonts are displayed well.
Another workaround is switching to standard VGA card.

|   sid    |   1.4.0 (*) |     > BUG <     |
|   sid    |   1.5.2     |     > BUG <     |
|  wheezy  |   1.4.0     |       OK        |

(*) backported few patches to make it build

Plus, by mousing over where characters should be, they appear.

Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-10 20:41:18 UTC
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