Blfs X-Window (lfs scratch 6.3)

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop73 at
Fri Jun 4 11:54:31 PDT 2010

On 4 June 2010 19:09, David Expósito <david.sas69 at> wrote:
> hello
>  I am compiling lfs blfs 6.3 X window and doing fine now startx tells me
> this:
> ostname: Unknown host

You should have HOSTNAME=something in /etc/sysconfig/network

> xauth:  creating new authority file /home/victor/.serverauth.971
> X Window System Version 7.2.0
> Release Date: 22 January 2007
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2
> Build Operating System: Linux i686
> Current Operating System: Linux Box #1 SMP Thu Jun 3 16:31:37 GMT
> 2010 i686
> Build Date: 02 June 2010
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>     to make sure that you have the latest version.
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
>     (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
>     (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jun  4 20:04:40 2010
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> expected keysym, got XF86KbdLightOnOff: line 70 of pc
> expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnessDown: line 71 of pc
> expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnessUp: line 72 of pc

 Not sure, I don't recognise the "line XX of pc" messages. Maybe it means
your xorg keymap has errors in the specification. I don't think these messages
are fatal.  Google has quite a lot of them, and a couple of them were for 'pc',
the rest were for 'xfree86' or 'inet'.  Hmm, it's probably from

My 6.3 scripts had the following -
# needed while rules files are not in /usr/share, otherwise
# my keymap script can't get setxkbmap to work.
if ! [ -e /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules ]; then
        echo "setting rules symlink"
        ln -sv ../../../lib/X11/xkb/rules /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules

> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> giving up.

 As Mike said, check your fonts.  For BLFS-6.3 I had got rid of most
of the core fonts (applications mostly using TTFs) so the packages
I built between xkeyboard-config and xorg-server were:
encodings, font-util, font-adobe (75dpi on small screens, 100dpi
elsewhere), font-alias, font-cursor-misc, font-misc-misc.  You'll
have a hard job to do without these in that old version of xorg.

 Also, check that that fonts are where you told xorg-server to look
( I guess that would be /usr/lib/X11/fonts).

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