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Re: X on a Fujitsu Lifebook 420D

* Rafael Hinojosa <rhinojo@sccs.swarthmore.edu> [010225 22:07]:
> Its a simple problem, but one I should know better to take care of.  When
> I initiate X (startx or xinit) the laptop begins to spew a whole bunch of
> information and attempts to start X.  It craps out shortly and returns the
> following error:
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'

Some things to try:

% dpkg -s xfonts-base
  be sure this package is installed

% grep misc /etc/X11/XF86Config
  you need a font path like
     FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"

% ls -l /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc
  all the files in this path need to be world readable

Anyway, try sending the startx output to a file with
    startx >somefile 2>&1
to find more information about what is happening.


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