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Bug 129 - XFree86 with some S3 Virge based video cards currupts terminal fonts
Summary: XFree86 with some S3 Virge based video cards currupts terminal fonts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 1293403
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-11-19 04:43 UTC by 61419531789
Modified: 2015-12-21 16:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-28 16:26:57 UTC

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Description 61419531789 1998-11-19 04:43:57 UTC
When Running Xfree86 with a S3 Virge( or S3 virge based card
such as a dimond Stealth 2000)and using either the SVGA
server or the S3 server, the terminal fonts become currupt
on exit, or when swapping between X and normal terminals
A quick fix is to change /usr/X11/bin/X to point directly to
the relevent X server instead of to Xwrappers
possible problem with Xwrappers?????
occurs both with root and other system users

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-19 17:03:59 UTC
run setfont when you exit, and it should restore your font.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-06-28 16:26:59 UTC
Could not replicate this with 6.0. Should try the new XFree packages.

Comment 3 tastin 1999-07-30 17:35:59 UTC
Experienced this bug with updates to using Redhat 6.0

Comment 4 tastin 1999-07-31 14:55:59 UTC
After switching back to 5.2 and its default XFree86 packages, I still
encountered this bug.  I am using an S3 Virge GX 3D chipset with 4mb

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