Mandrake 9.2: Problem with Firefox font anti-aliasing after applying latest patches
I am running Mandrake 9.2, and have been diligent about applying the security patches as they come out. Just a few minutes ago I applied the most recent batch (MDKSA-2004-093 through MDKSA-2004-102) by downloading them and invoking 'rpm -Fvh *.rpm' on each individual patch set. Everything seems to be functional, and working with one exception: Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird now no longer seem to be using anti-aliased fonts. I double-checked and the setting under KDE | LookNFeel | Fonts is still set to use anti-aliasing.
The odd part is that not all fonts seem to be suffering from this, even within FireFox/Thunderbird (the menu font and sidebar font, for example seem fine, and even some of the fonts on certain pages seem fine, but if I point Firefox at cnn.com, almost everything on the page is rendered in a font that is definitely not anti-aliased).
Is this an application problem, a KDE problem, a problem with the latest XFree86 patch from Mandrake (MDKSA-2004-099), a problem with the gdk/gtk patch (-095-1), or something else?
Has anyone else seen this behavior?
Any ideas on how to resolve this?
Edited (09/26): Maybe an obvious question I should ask is whether there is a relatively simple means of "unapplying" each of the patches to determine where the problem first shows up, or whether I can drop back to the earlier versions of whatever is causing the problem?
Edited again (09/27): the more I poke around on various forums, the more I am beginning to wonder whether this is some sort of incompatibility with the gtk/xft versions of Firefox/Thunderbird and the Mandrake patch MDKSA-2004-095-1that updated gdk/gtk+2. As best I can tell, none of the other applications on my system is exhibiting this behavior.
Last edited by rps63ifid; 09-27-2004 at 07:58 AM.