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Old 08-06-2003, 10:04 PM   #1
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font problem with yahoo messenger in linux

I am running linux red hat 9, and download yahoo messenger for linux.
but when i am running it, the font seems to be grabled or show unknown characters....( i hope you can understand my words.)

Do you have any idea guys...

Thank's in advance.
Old 08-06-2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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Yahoo Messenger is not supported officially for Redhat 9 yet.
Use Gaim instead which comes with Redhat 9.

Here is the information on how to use it.
Old 08-20-2003, 09:10 AM   #3
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you can find a couple of fixes for the garbled fonts here....

I also had a problem when I tried to access my preferences via the yahoo gui. I would get this error....

Gdk-CRITICAL **: file gdkfont.c: line 239 (gdk_font_ref): assertion `font != NULL' failed.

Gdk-CRITICAL **: file gdkfont.c: line 337 (gdk_string_width): assertion `font != NULL' failed.

Gdk-CRITICAL **: file gdkfont.c: line 413 (gdk_text_width_wc): assertion `font != NULL' failed.
Segmentation fault

I finally got this to work by manually editing my preferences file in .ymessenger folder under my home directory. I changed the default helvetica font to be one that is installed on my system . Now the gui works also.


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