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Bug 79415 - KDE upgrade breaks X windows
Summary: KDE upgrade breaks X windows
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-11 15:05 UTC by Art Werschulz
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-11 15:05:56 UTC

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Description Art Werschulz 2002-12-11 15:05:50 UTC
Description of Problem:
The KDE upgrade of 2002-12-04 (RHSA-2002:220) breaks X windows

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This would be at least one of the components of said upgrade.
NOTE: Because of the way this form is set up, I had to choose one specific
component to report.  I chose kdebase, but I don't know for sure which component
of the upgrade is responsible for the problem.

How Reproducible:
I installed the RPMs of this upgrade, and tried to restart X windows
using startx.

Steps to Reproduce:
See above.

Actual Results:
X windows died with the error message
 Fatal server error:
 could not open default font 'fixed'

Expected Results:
I expected X windows to start as usual.

Additional Information:
I submitted this information to  The person who was assigned the
problem (Stephan Kulow <>) said:
"You should tell whoever did the RPMs, it hasn't been KDE"

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2002-12-12 12:22:53 UTC
it's a bug in %post script, which cause the fonts.dir file to lose
world read access. To fix this problem you have to do:

chmod 644 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.dir 

I'm working on errata to fix this problem. It will be released soon.

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