|Summary:||Starting Abiword in Phoebe2 - splash screen, but no window|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Gerry Tool <gerry>|
|Component:||abiword||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-10 20:59:45 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Gerry Tool 2003-01-22 01:03:25 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115 Description of problem: I try to start Abiword and the splash screen appears, but no window ever shows up after the splash screen goes away. Same behaviour from the menu or from the command line. No errors in the terminal window. The processes were still alive. After moving to Gnome to test it and back to KDE, windows appeared with the message Abiword could not find any local font files in its font path. .... The current font path contains the following directories: [/home/gerry/fonts] Doesn't seem like the place it should look for fonts. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): abiword-1.0.3-2 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Execute Abiword from the menu or from a terminal 2. 3. Actual Results: The splash screen appears, but no window ever shows up after the splash screen goes away. Much later, a dialog window appeared with the message Abiword could not find any local font files in its font path. .... The current font path contains the following directories: [/home/gerry/fonts] Doesn't seem like a good place for it to look for fonts. Expected Results: Abiword should open an edit window ready for typing in a document. Additional info:
Comment 1 Charles R. Tersteeg 2003-01-22 04:29:56 UTC
i thought this was my case also but abiword was running just fine except it was hiding. when launching the app, it sizes the window to a full screen size and places the upper right edge into the lower left corner just so you can see the "x" to close it. hard to see but it's there. now how do you fix this?
Comment 2 Gerry Tool 2003-01-22 14:32:22 UTC
As pointed out by a phoebe-list member, if you specify a geometry, the window opens normally, i.e., abiword -geometry 1024x768+10+10 & from the command line opens the app. I think the font error message might have been an artifact of having processes running where I couldn't see the windows when I logged out and back in. The config should be fixed.
Comment 3 R P Herrold 2003-01-22 22:26:37 UTC
This alternative assessment crossed Phoebe list as well;: This is quite an old issue, with an old fix. In /etc/X11/XF86Config you need to add a line load Type1 in the fonts section. does the %post presently check and do this if needed?
Comment 4 Gerry Tool 2003-01-23 01:09:36 UTC
Comment #3 above does not pertain to this report. My XF86Config Modules section does contain Load "Type1". As I indicated in comment #2, the font error message was an artifact of how I logged out, etc. The real problem is one with configuration of where the window is drawn at startup.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-23 03:42:13 UTC
I can't reproduce this here -- is this only happening in KDE?
Comment 6 Gerry Tool 2003-01-23 04:05:14 UTC
Yes, I just logged out of KDE where it happens and tried opening Abiword in Gnome. It opened just fine there from the menu with the window properly displayed.
Comment 7 Kjartan Maraas 2003-01-31 15:13:33 UTC
I see the window being placed in the lower left corner here with the current beta + rawhide packages and I'm using GNOME as the default desktop.
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-10 20:59:45 UTC
Should be fixed in 1.0.4-2