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Re: XFree86 just broke on PB3400 (Fri 5/28/99 AM (US))

On Sun, May 30, 1999 at 10:33:23PM +0200, Robert Ramiega wrote:
> On Sat, May 29, 1999 at 09:40:24PM -0500, Mike James wrote:
> > >
> > > Quick fix is to create /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias file
> > > with :
> > > fixed \
> > > -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1 inside.
> > 
> > I had inadvertently already implemented Robert's fix--this line is already
> > the top entry in my misc/fonts.alias file, but my problem remains. startx
> > gets as far as the X in the center of the screen, and then the server dies.
>  Strange... Do you get any error messages or it just dies without a word?

I just ran apt-get upgrade.  Apt did install a new set of xlibs and FB driver.
Unfortunately xserver still cannot start.  That is on 603e.  The
first uncommented line of my X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias file already is:

fixed   -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1

Dies with:

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

I'm not 100% sure that server is looking in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts...

There is now a directory /etc/X11/fonts/ with misc/xfonts-base.alias.
Except for a few comments that file is identical to /usr/X11R6 version.

Is there an easy way to specify a different startup font?


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