[PATCH] Remove lnx_font.c and lnx.h

keithp keithp at keithp.com
Sun Nov 1 15:03:29 PST 2009

Excerpts from Matt Turner's message of Sun Nov 01 12:22:44 -0800 2009:
> I couldn't find any version of the X xserver that ever used lnx_font.c
> so let's delete it. I tried contacting its author, Egbert, multiple
> times on IRC and email [*] but never got any response. It also hasn't
> been seriously touched since January 2005.

The only reference I've found to this is an ubuntu bug:


which seems to have conflicting reports about what this is good
for. I'm of the opinion that the graphics driver should be responsible
for returning the card to its original state (and hence the X server
shouldn't be doing anything with console fonts). It would be nice to
know whether there are drivers which aren't successfully restoring the
entire console font though, and for whom a helper function of this
sort would be useful.

Daniels reportedly commented that this code would break multi-card
uses, although I'm not entirely sure why that would be the case,
unless that referred to multi-seat instead.

keith.packard at intel.com
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