[rrd-users] text in graphs shows up as squares

pyro dohanc at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 2 01:10:58 CET 2009

So I'm not usually the best person to be answering questions, but I'll give
this one a shot since I was getting boxes the other day and managed to fix
it. But beware - I could be completely wrong! My problem at the time was
that I was missing the etc/pango/pango.modules file altogether (for other

The pango.modules in my etc directory is ASCII, and the
/bin/pango-querymodules is a binary file so I doubt you want to copy one to
the other.

I would try re-building pango which should hopefully recreate the

Here's a sample pango.modules file:

You could also try following the links in the pango.modules file to make
sure they are valid locations.

bedwards wrote:
> I upgraded from 1.2 to 1.3.5 switching from libart to pango/cairo, and  
> the text in the graphs shows up as squares.  The system is 64-bit,  
> CentOS 5. Here are the versions of the libraries that I am using:
>    cairo-1.8.6
>    fontconfig-2.4.2
>    freetype-2.3.5
>    glib-2.19.3
>    libpng-1.2.18
>    libxml2-2.6.31
>    pango-1.22.4
>    pixman-0.13.2
>    pkg-config-0.23
>    zlib-1.2.3
> I searched around and tried running the following command:
>    ${INSTALL_DIR}/bin/pango-querymodules > \
>      "${INSTALL_DIR}/etc/pango/pango.modules"
> It did not fix the problem. I'd appreciate any advice on  
> troublshooting this. How can I identify the library that is causing  
> the problem?
> Regards,
> Brian
> --
> Brian Edwards
> Zenoss, Inc.
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