[LUNI] XFree86 font problems
gmc.jimmy at attbi.com
Fri Dec 7 06:41:07 CST 2001
Are you using xfs-ttf for a font server ?
I just did a dist-upgrade to woody last night, and got the same error you did.
I noticed that apt-get replaces xfs with xfs-ttf (TrueType Font).
And configures xfs-ttf to run on port 7110.
However, my XF86Config-4 file wasn't changed from the old unix:7100 to the
new port settings.
Once I made the change by hand to the new port, everything ran smoothly.
Here's my new font settings.
Hope this helps.
Robert C. Ramsdell wrote:
> To all of you who responded to my post yesterday, thanks. Following up on
> your suggestions helped me to learn a lot about X and fonts. However, I
> still have not solved the problem!
> To recap: I recently did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian Woody system,
> with a working version of XFree86 4.0, kde, etc. The upgrade included
> XFree86 18.104.22.168 After the upgrade I logged out. Now X will not restart,
> complaining about the fonts. I have attached copies of the log file, my
> XF86Config, fonts.dir, xfonts-base.alias below.
> To date I've tried (as suggested here, and on the Debian and other mailing
> lists, and in various FAQs, man pages, etc):
> (1) Deleting the quote marks in the file
> /etc/X11/xsession.d/99xfree86-common-start. This file had no quotes in it.
> (2) running mkfontdir on my font directories. This seemed to run fine, but
> made no difference.
> (3) Re-installing xfonts-base. (dpkg -i
> (4) Re-making the xfonts-base.alias file (I forget the command I used)
> (5) Changing the font defined as 'fixed' in xfonts-base.alias
> (6) Verifying that the font files exist on my system
> I noticed that xfs is not installed, but according to the documentation
> XFree86 should not need a font server. Is this right? Then why did the
> system work before? Anyways, installing xfs is not possible due to an
> unrelated, (but complementary) bug that requires X to configure packages.
> Is there some stupid error in these files I'm missing?
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