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Old 02-10-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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no fonts in gnome or gdm


I am not sure what happened but there are no fonts in the login manager or gnome you cannot even see what your typin but in kde everything is fine also mozilla works fine fonts show there
hopefully someone has a idea of what to do to fix it
 
Old 02-11-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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This is exactly the same thing for me... curious about a fix.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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Not sure of specifics, but xfs supplies fonts(though maybe not for all those). Try service xfs restart and look for errors in /var/log/messages
Hope that's vague enough for you.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 09:41 AM   #4
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It happens no matter what I do.. reboot or whatever. I will try the
Code:
xfs restart
but I have no idea what to do after that.... reinstall the OS I guess.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:04 AM   #5
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I just want to add that I am also experiencing the same problem. I posted on the newbie forum yesterday but have had no luck figuring out what the problem is. Im going to give it another day in the hope that someone can help, then I'll probably reload the OS. I haven't a clue what I could have changed to cause this problem.

I recently installed the following updates.

01/22/04 09:54:10 Updated: bash 2.05b-34.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Installed: kernel 2.4.22-1.2149.nptl.i686
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: php-mysql 4.3.4-1.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: mozilla-nspr 37:1.4.1-18.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: postgresql-libs 7.3.4-11.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: nscd 2.3.2-101.4.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: xboard 4.2.7-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: httpd 2.0.48-1.2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: dia 1:0.92.2-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: glibc-devel 2.3.2-101.4.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: initscripts 7.42.2-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: sed 4.0.8-2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: mod_ssl 1:2.0.48-1.2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: ethereal 0.10.0a-0.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: mozilla-nss 37:1.4.1-18.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: glibc-common 2.3.2-101.4.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: php-pgsql 4.3.4-1.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: redhat-config-printer 0.6.79.2-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: mozilla 37:1.4.1-18.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: procps 2.0.17-5.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: strace 4.5.1-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: gnucash 1.8.8-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: grep 2.5.1-17.4.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: binutils 2.14.90.0.6-4.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: net-snmp 5.1-2.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: postgresql-server 7.3.4-11.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: php-ldap 4.3.4-1.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: kernel-source 2.4.22-1.2149.nptl.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: glibc 2.3.2-101.4.i686
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: redhat-config-packages 1.2.7-1.noarch
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: php-odbc 4.3.4-1.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: php 4.3.4-1.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: rsync 2.5.7-2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: httpd-manual 2.0.48-1.2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: glibc-headers 2.3.2-101.4.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: gnupg 1.2.3-2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: pstack 1.2-3.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: postgresql 7.3.4-11.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: vnc-server 4.0-0.beta4.3.2.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: gphoto2 2.1.3-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: php-imap 4.3.4-1.1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: rhn-applet 2.1.4-3.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: redhat-config-printer-gui 0.6.79.2-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: lftp 2.6.10-1.i386
01/22/04 09:56:31 Updated: mozilla-mail 37:1.4.1-18.i386
01/30/04 09:19:58 Updated: perl-DateManip 5.42-0.fdr.2.a.1.noarch
01/30/04 09:19:58 Updated: slocate 2.7-4.i386
01/30/04 09:19:58 Updated: rdesktop 1.3.0-2.i386
02/10/04 07:53:09 Updated: pango 1.2.5-4.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: gnome-libs 1:1.4.1.2.90-36.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: gnome-libs-devel 1:1.4.1.2.90-36.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: mod_python 3.0.4-0.1.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: pango-devel 1.2.5-4.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: netpbm-devel 9.24-12.1.1.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: iptables 1.2.9-1.0.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: netpbm 9.24-12.1.1.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: mc 1:4.6.0-8.4.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: netpbm-progs 9.24-12.1.1.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: nss_ldap 207-6.i386
02/10/04 07:57:58 Updated: pam_krb5 2.0.5-1.i386
02/11/04 08:07:38 Installed: kernel 2.4.22-1.2166.nptl.i686
02/11/04 08:07:38 Updated: kernel-source 2.4.22-1.2166.nptl.i386
02/11/04 08:07:38 Updated: gdm 1:2.4.4.5-1.2.i386
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
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I forgot about that....I did some updates to.... most of what you have, but not all. MMmmmm, what could it be?
 
Old 02-12-2004, 11:17 AM   #7
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I had this same problem too, but I know I only installed the Pango update. I did a force remove on the two pango updates and reinstalled the old version included with Fedora, and everthing was fine again.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 02-12-2004, 12:42 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by RHELL
Not sure of specifics, but xfs supplies fonts(though maybe not for all those). Try service xfs restart and look for errors in /var/log/messages
Hope that's vague enough for you.
There is no "restart".... I looked and the xfs is starting on the boot.
checking the logs to see if there is something there.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 12:44 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by DwayneP
I had this same problem too, but I know I only installed the Pango update. I did a force remove on the two pango updates and reinstalled the old version included with Fedora, and everthing was fine again.

Hope this helps!
can you maybe give some code for this removal?
Code:
 rpm -r thepackagename
rpm -ivh whatpackagename
like that....

or even apt-get remove ...... whatever.

what did you do?

Last edited by jaa1180; 02-12-2004 at 12:48 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 12:59 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by jaa1180
can you maybe give some code for this removal?
Code:
 rpm -r thepackagename
rpm -ivh whatpackagename
like that....

or even apt-get remove ...... whatever.

what did you do?
I removed the new rpms (1.2.5-4)

rpm -e --nodeps pango
rpm -e --nodeps pango-devel

Then I reinstalled the old rpms (1.2.5-1.1) versions that I downloaded from the Fedora ftp server:

rpm -Uvh pango
rpm -Uvh pango-devel
 
Old 02-12-2004, 01:08 PM   #11
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Sorry for the fogginess of my previous post, I didn't expect restarting xfs to change anything, but to make it complain so you can see it. This should give you a likely suspect.
code:

service xfs restart
tail -50 /var/log/messages

code


ALSO, if you suspect the gnome packages
Check for dependencies?(though if you installed with RPM, it would have bitched)
code:

rpm -q -p [somepackage.rpm] --requires

rpm -q --whatprovides [what_I_lack.so.n]

code

to remove
code

rpm -e [ratty_ass_package]

code
 
Old 02-12-2004, 01:32 PM   #12
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I FIXED IT!!! yepeeee.....
Here is what I did....
Code:
rpm -q pango
    no package pango
rpm -qa | grep pango
  pango-devel-1.2..........
-I inserted Fedora CD1-
mount /mnt/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS
ls pan*
   pango1.2..........
su
rpm -ivh pango {tab to autofill}
reboot
Everything is back to normal
I went to pango.org and it tells what pango is... it handles the font rendering for Gnome now.
I did not have it installed.... somehow when upgrading with apt-get it removed the pango package.

I hope this helps someone else.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:57 AM   #13
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Sigh..I removed pango and reinstalled the earlier version..but Im still having problems. The login screen actually looks worse, still has no text, and the icons look even worse. Still cant get the desktop to come up as a regular user, but still works as root. I'd really like to be able to fix this, rather than just reloading. Ah well..all these troubles, help me learn.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 04:50 PM   #14
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well I did the big reinstalll tryed everything I gould think of I am pretty sure it happened after the updates but I am not sure root everything worked fine well I am gonna do the updates one at a time and reboot it might take me all weekend but if that is the culprit I will find it
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:01 AM   #15
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well I have redid everything except pango and the kernel 262 which I never got to work
 
  


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