Re: [dwm] firefox rendering issues

From: Maarten Maathuis <>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 22:37:36 +0200

On 4/12/08, Scytrin dai Kinthra <> wrote:
> This problem occurs after dwm has started, if I switch out of X to a
> virtual terminal and then switch back. All firefox instances, FF2 or
> FF3, seem to lose all their fonts.
> Spacing still occurs according to the application settings. The
> underscores under the hotkeys for menu entries are still there. Images
> on the page are unaffected. Nothing else seems odd. Just no letters
> (that aren't in images) show up in firefox.

Sounds like the 3d engine going strange (fonts are usually rendered
using xrender, which is typically driven by a 3d engine). Do opengl
apps still work?

> dwm is the only wm I currently have setup on my laptop so I have not
> had the chance to see if it's a problem only occurring with dwm or
> not. Nor do I regularly run any other gtk apps, so I don't know if
> it's firefox or gtk. I'll be running through a few different setups in
> the coming days to see where the problem might lie, but I wanted to
> see if anyone else was having a similar issue.

I doubt it's dwm, so verify it with another wm.

> My setup is on ArchLinux, using an abs build version of dwm 4.8 or 4.9
> (vanilla sources plus an altered config.h). The version of firefox
> does not seem to matter. On a thinkpad t61 using the intel xorg
> drivers.
> --
Received on Sat Apr 12 2008 - 22:37:39 UTC

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