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Old 04-09-06, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default Vanishing fonts with the newest Xorg builds

I'm running Fedora rawhide that has the newest Xorg CVS builds. Upgrading to broke font rendering for me. Basically everything works, but
about half of the fontsą show a peculiar problem: they don't show up, but
when I select text with mouse, they appear. Or when I wave a window over
them. Then they vanish again. It looks like a caching / backing-store
problem. At least firefox, kate, gkrellm and opera show this.

Just to give you an idea what it looks like:
and after I hover mouse over the buttons:
and after I selct text and hover mouse over the menu

I'm running up-to-date Fedora Rawhide (devel release), kernel 2.6.17-rc1,
enlightenment 17-cvs and nvidia 8756. Downgrading kernel to 2.5.15-rc7,
nvidia driver to 8178, or running fvwm instead of E does not change the
behaviour. Disabling BackingStore, Composite or RenderAccel from xorg.conf
doesn't seem to help.

Xorg is slightly more of a hassle to downgrade, I haven't tried that yet.

I was almost sure it wasn't an NVIDIA problem since 8756 -> 8178 downgrade
didn't help, but sure enough "nv" driver doesn't exhibit this problem.

However, with older xorg-server, "nvidia" driver did work.
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