Gtk filechooser hangs with Terminus font

Bug #1182036 reported by Atila
This bug affects 2 people
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gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I open a "Save As" dialog using Terminus as default system font, the dialog just hangs, becoming blank, and freezes the application (Firefox, Thunderbird, VirtualBox are examples).

But if dconf is configured with, say, Ubuntu 11 as default font, the dialog shows normally.

I think the bug could be in the filechooser gtk code, but I'm not sure of that.
I don't know in which of the gtk packages the filechooser stays, but libgtk-3-common (hope that's it) is at 3.6.4-0ubuntu8.

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04

Steps to reproduce:
1 - Install the terminus font: # apt-get install xfonts-terminus
1 - Configure it as default:
    # echo "[org/gnome/desktop/interface]"$'\n'"font-name='Terminus 13' "| dconf load /
2 - Open Firefox "Save As" menu.
3 - Watch it freeze in blank disgrace.

To make it good again:
1 - Kill the freezed Firefox instance,
2 - # echo "[org/gnome/desktop/interface]"$'\n'"font-name='Ubuntu 11' "| dconf load /

Or open dconf-editor, go to "org/gnome/desktop/interface" and change "font-name".

Atila (atilaromero)
description: updated
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dino99 (9d9) wrote :

The latest Terminus font into the archive (4.35-1) is quite oldish, and might need to know about actual gtk3
 -- Anton Zinoviev <email address hidden> Wed, 18 May 2011 11:23:45 +0300

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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nicolas (nclmar) wrote :

I didn't use Open/Save dialogues for two months because of this issue!
Additional description of the bug's consequences here:

> The issue appears in some applications or some windows (that I'll list after), systematically. Here is what happens in the concerned places:
> * The window is totally empty, white, blank.
> * The whole application freeze, I have to terminate it to close it.
> * In the monitor, it turns from poll_schedule_timeout to futex_wait_queue_me.
> That's instant as soon as the application or dialogue is opened. It does exactly the same with Cinnamon and with Gnome Shell.
> Where does it happen?
> * In the Open/Save/Save-As dialogues of several applications: Firefox, Thunderbird, Chrome, Gnome Subtitles, LibreOffice… I'm unable to open or save anything in them.
> Some applications as a whole: The Gimp, HomeBank, SoundConverter…
> It doesn't happen in:
> * The Open/Save/Save-As dialogues of other applications: Gedit, Inkscape, Transmission, Totem, Brasero… they're all able to open and save.
> * Other applications.

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dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That issue should have been fixed now

Added ballot, checkmark, heavy ballot and heavy checkmark.
    - Changed HT, LF etc. in sizes 14 and 18-hi2 to be proportional to the
      letter height, not the matrix height.
    - Added the powerline characters E0A0..E0A2 and E0B0..E0B3.
    - Added diameter (2300) - same gluph as empty set (2205).
    - Small improvements in size 32.

 -- Anton Zinoviev <email address hidden> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:08:30 +0300

xfonts-terminus (4.38-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream releases (4.36 and 4.38), closes: #716800.
    - Some new symbols (quotedblreversed, I/i/U/u dotbelow)
    - Changes in few symbols.
    - New 22 pseudographic symbols.
  * Run "xset fp rehash" in the postinst if possible. Thanks to
    gennady.kupava, closes: #690549.

 -- Anton Zinoviev <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:23:21 +0300

Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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