font problem

linux at nplinux.org linux at nplinux.org
Sun Jul 20 02:41:08 PDT 2003


> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 linux at nplinux.org wrote:
>
>> hi all:
>>
>> i have sucessfully compiled Xfree86 and test is successful.
>>
>> but when i do startx.
>>
>>
>> it says like:
>>
>>
>> could'nt open the default font 'fixed'.
>>
>> ANd when i comment all the lines in section "files" of
>> /etc/X11/XFree86-4. then startx will start X with no problem..
>>
>> what do i do?
>>
>
>  Still catching up with my email, apologies if I've overlooked somebody
> else's reply to this.
>
>  I had a similar problem the week before last.  I'd managed to fsck up
> some of the font paths in the host.def file, and specifically
> .../fonts/misc/ was not in the generated XF86Config file.  Edit
> XF86Config-4 to add this in and you should be laughing, or at least
> ready for the next misconfiguration (keyboard, mouse protocol, ...).
>
> Ken
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It is fixed. dunno how.. but when i restarted the machine... it is working
fine and /fonts/misc is there.

Anyway thanks.
Paras.



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