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Fedora 10: No fonts after update

22/12/08

11:02:56 pm Permalink Fedora 10: No fonts after update

Categories: Linux, Fedora / Red Hat

I setup Fedora 10 on a new (to me) IBM ThinkPad the other day. I've run into a couple of little niggles - the wireless network decided to stop working with NetworkManager, however system-config-services won't currently run so it still starts by default...

However, a much bigger issue occurred after I did an update late last week - the next time I booted up all the text had disappeared. The graphics were working fine, but there it was just blank where the text would be - in menus and dialogues as well as within applications. A quick Google revealed others with the same issue but no solutions. Finally, last night, Carter Weatherly worked out what the problem was (an issue with the latest version of the ATI driver) and posted a workaround in the bug report:

$ wget
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54.fc10.i386.rpm
$ yum remove xorg-x11-drv-ati
$ yum localinstall xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54.fc10.i386.rpm
$ reboot

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