[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#580595: xfdesktop4: Selection of default font not always honored

Dave Witbrodt dawitbro at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 7 01:18:08 UTC 2010

Package: xfdesktop4
Version: 4.6.1-1
Severity: minor
Tags: sid

After selecting Applications->Settings->Appearance, and modifying the
"Default Font" on the Fonts tab, I have been using Liberation Sans
(11 pt) as my default font.

Occasionally, after logging out and back in, Xfce starts up without
honoring this selection of default font.  (This has never yet happened
when first booting the machine, but only after logging out and back in.)
Some other font with a much smaller point size -- maybe the default for
Xfce if no config files are present in $HOME -- is sometimes used.  If I
right-click, select Desktop Settings, click the Icons tab, then check
and uncheck the "Use custom font size" checkbox, Xfce realizes that it
is supposed to be using Liberation Sans.  (That checkbox defaults to 12
pt, but when I uncheck it I get the desired Liberation Sans 11 pt.)

This is merely an annoying, but obviously something is not working the
way it should and I thought I should report it as a bug.  It is a great
mystery to me that my custom "default font" setting is always respected
the first time I log in, but randomly fails to be recognized if I log
out and back in again!

I wasn't sure whether to file this against 'xfdesktop4' or
'xfce4-settings', so I made the best guess I could.  How can a user know
which Xfce package to file a bug against, with it split up into so many
separate pieces?  (For example, there are missing icons in the
applications menu, and also in the dialog box when moving files from one
drive to another.  Are these bugs in Xfce packages, or the icon theme

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (350, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.34-rc6+drt100429.7a1ffce.desktop.kms (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 depends on:
ii  exo-utils               0.3.106-1        Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.30.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.10.2-7         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-4         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.2.24-1         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.86-1           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0            0.3.106-1        Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.11-1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglade2-0             1:2.6.4-1        library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.1-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-1+xidfix  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.6-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.0-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                  2:1.1.1-1        X11 Session Management library
ii  libthunar-vfs-1-2       1.0.1-4          VFS abstraction used in thunar
ii  libwnck22               2.30.0-2         Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-3        X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4menu-0.1-0      4.6.1-1          freedesktop.org compliant menu imp
ii  libxfce4util4           4.6.1-2          Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4           4.6.3-2          Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxfconf-0-2           4.6.1-2          Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  xfce4-panel             4.6.3-1          The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfdesktop4-data         4.6.1-1          xfce desktop background, icons and
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                     1.2.24-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gamin                        0.1.10-2+b1 File and directory monitoring syst
ii  librsvg2-common              2.26.3-1    SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  xdg-user-dirs                0.12-1      tool to manage well known user dir
ii  xfce4-utils                  4.6.1-2     Various tools for Xfce

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 suggests:
ii  menu                          2.1.43     generates programs menu for all me

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