GL/X font loading problem under 4.2

GL/X font loading problem under 4.2

Post by Carl Wordelm » Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:00:00

I've got two 591's running 4.2 with GL (and OpenGL) installed
for GXT1000-002 graphics boxes.  The GL demos run fine, but
the code dies when trying to load multiple X fonts via 'loadXfont'.

The test program below works on our 3.2.5 systems set up for GL, but
won't run on the 591/4.2/GXT1000-002 systems.  I'm reinstallying X stuff
on one, but haven't any real clue what to do with this.  Oh, the
591's give the following response for the code (given below and compiled
with 'cc file.c -lgl -lX11').  

# a.out
found 247 fonts
loading font number 0 -adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--0-0-75-75-p-0-iso8859-1
loading font number 1 -adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--0-0-75-75-p-0-ucs2.base-0
loading font number 2 -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--0-0-75-75-p-0-iso8859-1
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

A huge thanks to anybody who can provide a tip on this one,


/* xfonts.c Example C Language Program for GL /
This program demonstrates how to use Enhanced X-Windows
fonts in a GL application
#include <gl/gl.h>
#include <X11/Xlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
  Int32 i, wid;                   /* the GL window ID */
  Display *dpy;                /* structure describing X session*/
  int num_fonts;               /* number of fonts X server found */
  char **fontlist;             /* array of strings
                                  (available font names) */
  prefsize (150,150);
  wid = winopen ("xfonts");
  color (BLACK);
  /* get the connection to X */
  /* Normally, the default display is unix:0 */
  dpy = XOpenDisplay ("unix:0");
   /* Get the names of all fonts that might be Helvetica fonts */
   /* (have "helv" appearing in their font name) */
  fontlist = XListFonts (dpy, "*helv*", 1000, &num_fonts);
   /* other useful X font subroutines are:
    * XListFonts
    * XListFontsWithInfo
    * XFreeFontNames
    * XFreeFontInfo
    * XSetFontPath
    * XGetFontPath
    * XFreeFontPath
  /* We have decided, by some criteria, to use the fifth
   * available Helvetica font (assuming that at least five
   * Helvetica fonts are found). We will give it an id of 433.
  if ( num_fonts < 4 ) {
    fprintf (stderr,"Not enough fonts found!!!\n");
    exit (-1);
  printf("found %d fonts\n",num_fonts);
     printf("loading font number %d %s\n",i,fontlist[i]);
     loadXfont (i, fontlist[i]);
   /* get rid of the font name list */
  XFreeFontNames (fontlist);
   /* we want to use this font to draw a string */
  font (150);   /* do it */
  cmov2 (43.0, 56.0);
  color (RED);
  charstr ("Hello, World");
  sleep (20);


     -  from wid = winopen "xfonts"); to wid = winopen ("xfonts");

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