Re: startx can't find font 'fixed'!
Try issuing 'mkfontdir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/*'
That works for the xfree86 servers. It didn't work for the commercial Xi
server which still says 'can't find font fixed' though. I have no idea
if that will be good enough for metro-X...
Stephen Hsieh Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, cbebber wrote:
> Hello all. I will apologise in advance since I am sure that this is a really
> dumb question, but I just installed Debian 1.3.1 for the first time last night
> and I can't get X going. I am using MetroX 3.1.5 which has worked
> wonderfully for me before under both Slackware and Red Hat.
> Anywho, once I do a 'startx', the screen goes black and I can't know to do
> anything else but reboot and when I come back and check out /var/log/Xerrors,
> it tells me that I have some problems loading the fonts. Here's the Xerrors,
> but I don't know how to get the fonts all working. I would really appreciate
> any help. Thank you in advance.
> Metro-X Version 3.1.5
> Copyright (c) 1990-1996 by Metro Link Inc.
> Copyright (c) 1989-1994 by M.I.T.
> Copyright (c) 1994-1996 by X Consortium, Inc.
> All Rights Reserved.
> Read mouse Serial_MouseMan from Xconfig
> Keyboard Description File is metro(us_101)
> Opened /dev/tty7
> Loading /usr/lib/X11/Metro/modules/libibm8514.a
> Screen 0: IBM8514, Chipset TRIO 64 V+ [4311e1] (128), 2048K RAM, DAC S3_TRIO, PCI
> Video mode "1024x768", dot clock = 65.0 MHz
> Loading /usr/lib/X11/Metro/modules/libmlfb16.a
> Font: X = 0, Y = 849, Width = 1024, Height = 175
> Bitmap: X = 0, Y = 849, Width = 1024, Height = 32
> Bitmap: X = 0, Y = 881, Width = 1024, Height = 143
> Pixmap: X = 0, Y = 768, Width = 1024, Height = 81
> DEC-XTRAP: AddExtension assigned Major Opcode '135'
> DEC-XTRAP: Vers. 3.4-0 successfully loaded
> Invalid font path elememt /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc
> failed to set default font path '/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1'
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
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