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Old 11-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
triffix
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Bug: Some characters temporarily appear as underscores


Hello.

History and background -- not entirely relevant, you can read just the first two lines:
I am running Debian testing, kernel 2.6.17 (from Debian's repositories, rev. 2-686).
My suspicion is that some files in my root partition got corrupted.

I tried using 'hibernate' (my problem is not with hibernate, but hibernate might have caused it). I used it with --force. It complained about nvidia's drivers not unloading, but then went off okay. I then ran Windows for some time (perhaps it is noteworthy that my Windows has an ext2 driver which can read Linux' drivers; however I did not manage to use it in that specific time, perhaps it's related), and booted back to Linux. It did not 'resume' from the hibernation, but rather booted as usual.
Pretty much everything booted as usual (of course, swapon complained about the swap partition, which was used for the hibernation), except for a fsck on / -- apparently, something didn't unmount it correctly. It might have been the Windows driver.

The problem:
In X (e.g. gaim, firefox, xfce terminal) some texts will not appear, or will only appear as underscores. "Some" is pretty random - sometimes if I scroll up or down, if I hide the window and show it again, or if I just hover the mouse over it, the text appears. Some text might appear okay once, and not appear the next time. As I say, random.

I'll be happy to hear if anyone has an idea what could be wrong. Maybe some files related to fonts or the font server were corrupted? Maybe I'm off track.

Thank you,

Amichai



Attaching hibernate's log:
Starting suspend at ...
hibernate: [01] Executing CheckLastResume ...
hibernate: [01] Executing CheckRunlevel ...
hibernate: [01] Executing LockFileGet ...
hibernate: [01] Executing NewKernelFileCheck ...
hibernate: [10] Executing EnsureSysfsPowerStateCapable ...
hibernate: [11] Executing XHacksSuspendHook1 ...
hibernate: [59] Executing RemountXFSBootRO ...
hibernate: Less than 3 seconds since last resumed. Not suspending.
hibernate: [89] Executing SaveKernelModprobe ...
hibernate: [91] Executing ModulesUnloadBlacklist ...
Some modules failed to unload: nvidia
hibernate: [91] Executing ModulesUnloadBlacklist ...
Some modules failed to unload: nvidia
hibernate: [95] Executing XHacksSuspendHook2 ...
hibernate: [98] Executing CheckRunlevel ...
hibernate: [99] Executing DoSysfsPowerStateSuspend ...
hibernate: Activating sysfs power state disk ...
 
  


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