"SB" == Sergio Brandano <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
SB> it happened again. X11 failed to load the ``fixed'' fonts.
SB> It only works if the font dirs are listed in the XF86config
SB> file, which probably means that the xfont server (xfs-tt)
SB> is not being used. Is that so? The thing is that exactly
SB> the same configuration (but no font dirs listed) works in
SB> my i686. Any clue of why is this happening?
I had this same problem the other day, after Netscape hung, X
froze, and I had to connect from the machine behind me. I killed
Netscape, but that wasn't enough, so I killed X, and X failed to
come back up.
When I looked at the log file, I found that X was complaining
about not being able to find the default font, fixed. Since I've
been installing various X and TrueType fonts lately, I thought
that perhaps some of those might be masking the regular fonts.
That led me to editing /etc/X11/xfs/config and /etc/X11/XF86Config
to remove the local fonts from the font path.
I discovered that commenting out the font servers from the font
allowed X to start. Investigating further, I discovered that the
xfs font server wasn't running. When I restarted it, and then
started X again, everything seemed to work okay.
(I also just noticed that the close double-quote on the xfstt line
(``FontPath "unix/:7101"'') was missing. Perhaps that had
something to do with it, too?)
Behind the counter a boy with a shaven head stared vacantly into space,
a dozen spikes of microsoft protruding from the socket behind his ear.
C.M. Connelly email@example.com SHC, DS
- From: Sergio Brandano <firstname.lastname@example.org>