Fedora notes

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

GTK 2.7 breaks firefox

upgrading was always dangerous...especially for those in test repo.
i was trying to install evince the other day. it's a fantastic viewer for pdf/ps, but requires gtk2.7 that is not available in fc3.
with no previous experience of upgrading in rawhide repo, i made myself in the risk by serving my curiosity.
the installation by yum was successful at first and evince ran smoothly. but after i reboot, firefox got broken with no text at all in its interface. what a nightmare! >_____< !

after googling around, finally target the issue on this newly gtk2.7. it's so frustrating though the workaround is simple.

vi /usr/bin/firefox
uncomment export MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO


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