Problem with Xdialog/Firefox and different Xorg versions

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Sep 10 06:40:45 PDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 02:16:52PM +0100, George Wright wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 September 2008 13:29:27 Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:50:51AM +0100, George Wright wrote:
> > > Everything just works fine on most modern platforms, but trying to run
> > > the thinclient server on Fedora Core 6 results in Xdialog not showing
> > > fonts at all. Trying to launch Xdialog manually inside Xvnc results in a
> > > very unhelpful error message "Floating point exception".
> >
> > The default is to use builtin fonts only; --disable-builtin-fonts for
> > the server, I think, if you want to use core fonts.
> The --disable-builtin-fonts worked fine for Firefox but still causes Xdialog 
> to exit with SIGFPE.
> Attached is a full strace of it.

gdb backtrace would be far more useful ... it's possible that it just
doesn't like the variety of fonts offered.  What happens if you force
the font to 'fixed'?

Why are you using xdialog, anyway?

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