Fonts shows as blocks

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bogey Offline
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What could cause that fonts are sometimes blocked like this:
http://koti.kapsi.fi/bogey/aeon_fonts.jpg

In that text should read House. It can happen also in some other places, like when clicking info button during playback. The genre when browsing movies in showcase view is also sometimes shown as blocks.
When I browse back and forth for a while, fonts are back to normal again.
It's the same with Aeon Stark or Auriga, using normal or any other fonts in Aeon_Fonts260409.zip. With PM3 I don't have this issue.

XBMC rev 21327
Ubuntu 64-bit 8.10, 9.04
NVidia 9400 IGP 512MB, 185.18.14
(This post was last modified: 2009-07-03 09:43 by bogey.)
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Aenima99x Offline
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I have the same problem, but I also get it using Jezz_X's new MediaStream Redux skin as well. I'm running Jaunty 32-bit, with a NVidia 9300 IGP, driver ver. 185.19 and SVN ver. 21304. So it looks like we're fairly similar in what we're running. Seems like it just started happening within the last week maybe? I try to update my build every other day or so.
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Seen this on the "old" MediaStream as well - since a few revs.

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Me too..

HW: Asus P5N7A-VM / E8400 / 2x2GB PC6400 --> Harman Kardon AVR-255 --> Sony 40D3000 (1080p/24-50-60Hz).
SW: Ubuntu Jaunty (32bit). XBMC SVN mainbranch. HDMI for A/V.
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Four reports, zero logs.
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althekiller Wrote:Four reports, zero logs.

Put me down as number five!
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thedroid Offline
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Link to log attached

http://pastebin.com/f22374250

Problem occurs after movie is started (at 19:33:15) , then stopped. Once we pop back out to the menu, some fonts appear as blocks (the debug line at the top of the screen is also just blocks)
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bogey Offline
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I quickly tested with software and VDPAU rendering and seems that this bug does not occur when using software rendering.
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thedroid Offline
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bogey Wrote:I quickly tested with software and VDPAU rendering and seems that this bug does not occur when using software rendering.

My findings seem to second that.
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Haggy Offline
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Moved to Linux as it is skin independent and VDPAU related.

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bogey Offline
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If I reload the skin from settings the fonts are ok.
After I restart XBMC the problem is back.

Here's how to reproduce, debug is enabled and skin is aeon auriga

1. power on xbmc
2. go to movies -> start playback -> fonts in debug line are screwed
3. go to settings -> appearance -> region -> change language to some other and back to english so that skin is reloaded
4. start playback again, fonts are ok and works fine until xbmc restart
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noikz Offline
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Post: #12
Same thing here, using VDPAU and MS Redux.
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nugentgl Offline
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Same problem as well using MediaStream 0.97 and 1.00 with VDPAU enabled. I can recreate it 100%. Start watching a movie, let it run for a few minutes, stop the movie, all fonts are blocks. If I Reload XBMC it is OK again.

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klamath Offline
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me too, latest xbmc compiled July 19th 2009 (ubuntu 9.04)
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klamath Offline
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fixed with latest build July 20th 2009.
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