NetBSD Problem Report #56855

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Subject: xdm display broken
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>Number:         56855
>Category:       xsrc
>Synopsis:       xdm display broken
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    nia
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 24 14:05:00 +0000 2022
>Last-Modified:  Tue May 24 14:55:01 +0000 2022
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 9.99.97
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System: NetBSD 9.99.97 NetBSD 9.99.97 (GENERIC) #124: Mon May 23 20:32:00 CEST 2022 amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64

I have


in /etc/rc.conf and after a system update yesterday it now looks totaly

 - fonts changed (not sure if that is related)
 - "Login:" and "Password:" labels are misaligned
 - input gadgets for login and password are misaligned


Install current, set xdm=YES




Responsible-Changed-From-To: xsrc-manager->nia
Responsible-Changed-When: Tue, 24 May 2022 14:34:04 +0000

From: nia <>
Subject: Re: xsrc/56855: xdm display broken
Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 14:41:07 +0000

 What can I say... the configuration 'looked good on my machine' :(

 xdm's ability to align and resize itself for different font sizes
 is pretty limited, and it's difficult to predict exactly how
 scalable fonts will be rendered on a range of different display sizes. 

 Can you try replacing "Liberation XXX" here in

 xlogin*greetFace:       Liberation Sans:pixelsize=32:hintstyle=hintslight
 xlogin*face:            Liberation Mono:pixelsize=16:hintstyle=hintslight
 xlogin*promptFace:      Liberation Mono:pixelsize=16:hintstyle=hintslight
 xlogin*failFace:        Liberation Mono:pixelsize=16:hintstyle=hintslight

 with simply "Monospace"?

From: "Nia Alarie" <>
Subject: PR/56855 CVS commit: src/external/mit/xorg/bin/xdm/config
Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 14:53:15 +0000

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	nia
 Date:		Tue May 24 14:53:15 UTC 2022

 Modified Files:

 Log Message:
 xdm: Revert font changes. Requested by martin.

 In addition, we must lower innerFramesWidth to prevent the new-old
 fonts from causing the two text input boxes to overlap. xdm really
 could be more clever about text layout...

 PR xsrc/56855

 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.7 -r1.8 src/external/mit/xorg/bin/xdm/config/

 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.


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