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[vox-tech] xfree86 font problem: matt
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[vox-tech] xfree86 font problem: matt


i had a spare moment, so i searched the debian mailing list archives.

looks like there's a couple of people with font problems on sid.  apparently,
there's a bug in xfree86 4.1.0, which is what sid just got upgraded to.  the
bug got reported by debian to the xfree86 consortium (the "upstream

it looks like this is what you're seeing.

the fix that got posted is to downgrade xfree86-common and xserver-xfree86 to
4.0.3, which is the version that woody currently uses.


ps- here's more detail that got posted:

Change your sources.list to point to testing rather than unstable and
run 'apt-get install "package"/testing'. This will downgrade the
"package". The easiest way to put a package on hold is to run this at
your shell prompt: echo "packagename hold" | dpkg --set-selections This was
posted on the debian-user list earlier by:
From: "der.hans" <deb-user@LuftHans.com>
X-Sender: lufthans@spliff.LuftHans.com   Later you'll be able to apt-get
install these packages when they are
fixed and all will be good and grass will be green again. That's what I
hope for anyways.

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