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#1 2012-10-20 15:27:00

Squarepusher
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Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

Hi there,

after doing an upgrade of the system (by doing pacman -Syu), it appears that fonts are broken when using an app like Firefox, Chromium and/or Thunar. Only Opera would still show fonts correctly.

It appears for the moment I can work-around the problem by disabling SNA acceleration in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf:

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Intel Graphics"
    Driver        "intel"
    #Option        "AccelMethod"    "sna"
EndSection

but obviously this is not an ideal solution.

Some logs for posterity's sake:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 08)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

The Intel driver I upgraded to as part of performing the system upgrade is:

extra/xf86-video-intel 2.20.10-1 (xorg-drivers xorg) [installed]
    X.org Intel i810/i830/i915/945G/G965+ video drivers

Anybody else experienced this problem? For the record, I did check out this post and did what is being told in below post:

Fontconfig 2.10.1 update - manual intervention required

http://www.archlinux.org/news/fontconfi … -required/

that did not solve it however. I believe this is a driver-related issue instead.

Last edited by Squarepusher (2012-10-20 15:27:54)

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#2 2012-10-20 15:34:51

loafer
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

What does "fonts are broken" refer to?  Which fonts?  What is the problem?


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#3 2012-10-20 15:37:06

Squarepusher
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

loafer wrote:

What does "fonts are broken" refer to?  Which fonts?  What is the problem?

Fonts appear like this with SNA acceleration enabled

http://imgur.com/ngUof

Last edited by Squarepusher (2012-10-20 15:37:49)

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#4 2012-10-20 15:45:34

hughitt1
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

Hey,

Same thing here with an Intel HD 4000 chipset.

Keith

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#5 2012-10-20 15:49:28

stewu
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Registered: 2011-06-18
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

Same here also with Intel HD 4000.
Went back to 2.20.9-2 for now:

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/xf86-video-intel-2.20.9-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Fixed.

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#6 2012-10-20 16:15:31

davehardy20
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

I also had the same issue, and fixed it with a role back

Also have Intel HD 4000

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#7 2012-10-20 19:15:02

loafer
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts


All men have stood for freedom...
For freedom is the man that will turn the world upside down.
Gerrard Winstanley.

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#8 2012-10-20 20:06:44

firecat53
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

Different issue, I think. This font rendering problem is very specific so far to Intel HD 4000 graphics and the latest xf86-video-intel driver version 2.20.10-1. A rollback of just the driver (no mesa or libgl packages) fixes the issue. This may warrant a bug report of its own. If no one beats me to it, I'll submit one later....not at my computer right now. I had the same issue as the OP this morning after updating.

Scott

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#9 2012-10-20 20:43:16

loafer
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

OK, I provided the link just in case.  Is there any improvement with 2.20.12-1?


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#10 2012-10-20 22:08:58

firecat53
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

loafer wrote:

Is there any improvement with 2.20.12-1?

Ah, perfect! That fixes the font rendering problems. I wonder if it also fixes some of the performance regressions that other people have seen with 2.20.10-1? I don't use any compositing at all....not sure if that's relevant or not not.

So if you have this issue, either downgrade to 2.20.9-2, or upgrade to 2.20.12-1 from [testing] for now.

Scott

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#11 2012-10-21 16:02:30

bzhb
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

Same issue. fixed by the rollback. Thanks !

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#12 2012-10-21 19:33:12

stewu
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Registered: 2011-06-18
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

Yeah, 2.20.12-1 definitly fixes the font rendering problems. We can update now.
But there are no changes regarding KDE+mesa9. Right now we have 2 choices if we want desktop effects with opengl:
-- use kwin: some artifacts, very slow
-- use kwin_gles: many artifacts but very fast

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#13 2012-10-21 19:43:36

WonderWoofy
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Re: Pacman -syu upgrade - Intel xorg driver upgrade breaks fonts

I had the same issue and created a thread as well.  https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151118

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