After Update gnome doesn't display text

Andrew M. Campbell listdata at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 13 19:38:08 UTC 2004


It was the pango updates that did it.  I manually downloaded the updated 
pango rpms from mirrors.kernel.org and used rpm --replacepkgs -Uvh.  I 
restarted X but there was no change.  So I downloaded the original pango 
rpms from kernels.mirror.org and used rpm --oldpackage -Uvh and that 
fixed the problem.  So I went to another mirror and downloaded the 
updated pango rpms and used the usual rpm -Fvh and it worked.

Thanks,
andy campbell wrote:

>I updated my system using up2date this morning and
>afterwards, most Gnome menus, Icons and programs won't
>display text.  The main Gnome menu is blank, all you
>see are icons and arrows, no text.  Ximian Evolution
>is the same, icons are visible, but text isn't.  For
>some strange reason Mozilla was unaffected.  Also GDM
>doesn't display text including my username and
>password when I log in.
>
>Below is the up2date log and a snippet from my
>'sources' file.  If someone knows which of these
>updates might have caused my problem and can give me
>short instructions on forcing rpm to load an older
>version, I think my problem can be solved.  My money
>is on the gnome-libs update.
>
>In the meantime if someone knows what the icon for
>Tetris looks like, at least I can play while I wait.
>
>Thanks,
> 
> [Fri Feb 13 08:39:49 2004] up2date
>availablePackageList from network
> [Fri Feb 13 08:56:54 2004] up2date installing
>packages: ['kernel-2.4.22-1.2166.nptl',
>'foomatic-3.0.0-21.3', 'gdm-2.4.4.5-1.2',
>'ghostscript-7.07-15.1', 'gimp-print-4.2.6-4',
>'gimp-print-plugin-4.2.6-4',
>'gimp-print-utils-4.2.6-4',
>'gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-36',
>'gnome-libs-devel-1.4.1.2.90-36', 'hpijs-1.5-4.1',
>'mutt-1.4.1-5', 'nss_ldap-207-6', 'pam_krb5-2.0.5-1',
>'pango-1.2.5-4', 'pango-devel-1.2.5-4',
>'redhat-config-printer-0.6.79.5-1',
>'redhat-config-printer-gui-0.6.79.5-1']
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:13 2004] up2date Modifying
>bootloader config to include the new kernel info
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:13 2004] up2date Adding
>2.4.22-1.2166.nptl to bootloader config
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:13 2004] up2date Adding
>2.4.22-1.2166.nptl to bootloader config
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:13 2004] up2date Installing the
>kernel via grub
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date Running
>/sbin/grubby --default-kernel
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date Modifying
>bootloader config to include the new kernel info
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date Adding
>2.4.22-1.2166.nptl to bootloader config
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date Installing the
>kernel via grub
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date Running
>/sbin/grubby --default-kernel
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/kernel-2.4.22-1.2166.nptl.i686.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/kernel-2.4.22-1.2166.nptl.i686.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/foomatic-3.0.0-21.3.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/foomatic-3.0.0-21.3.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gdm-2.4.4.5-1.2.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gdm-2.4.4.5-1.2.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/ghostscript-7.07-15.1.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/ghostscript-7.07-15.1.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gimp-print-4.2.6-4.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gimp-print-4.2.6-4.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gimp-print-plugin-4.2.6-4.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gimp-print-plugin-4.2.6-4.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gimp-print-utils-4.2.6-4.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gimp-print-utils-4.2.6-4.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-36.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-36.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gnome-libs-devel-1.4.1.2.90-36.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/gnome-libs-devel-1.4.1.2.90-36.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/hpijs-1.5-4.1.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/hpijs-1.5-4.1.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/mutt-1.4.1-5.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/mutt-1.4.1-5.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/nss_ldap-207-6.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/nss_ldap-207-6.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/pam_krb5-2.0.5-1.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/pam_krb5-2.0.5-1.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/pango-1.2.5-4.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/pango-1.2.5-4.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/pango-devel-1.2.5-4.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/pango-devel-1.2.5-4.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/redhat-config-printer-0.6.79.5-1.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/redhat-config-printer-0.6.79.5-1.i386.rpm
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/redhat-config-printer-gui-0.6.79.5-1.i386.hdr
> [Fri Feb 13 09:01:14 2004] up2date deleting
>/var/spool/up2date/redhat-config-printer-gui-0.6.79.5-1.i386.rpm
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> 
> ### Note that for apt repos, there can be multiple
>repo names specificed
> ### space seperated.
>   
>  ### an yum style repo
>  ### format:
>  ### type  channel-label     url
>    
>   yum fedora-core-1
>ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os
>   yum updates-released
>ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/1/i386
>   #yum updates-testing
>http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/testing/fedora-core-1
>     
>    ### an local directory full of packages
>    ### format
>    #dir my-favorite-rpms-i386-9 /var/spool/RPMS/
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