Re: default fonts and the x server
Guys, I've seen the answer to this recently. Don't know how current the
archive is--so you may not be able to search it for the exact answer.
AccelX can't do compressed fonts (.gz I think). XFree has apparently
decided to start compressing them. There is a workaround and it
involves something like doing 'MAKEFONTDIR' in each of the target
Try looking in the archives for the last two weeks of June, maybe even as
recent as the first week in July--or just stand by--the poster(s) will
repost. There is someone from XiGraphics on this list in fact. I assume
Xi will be releasing a patch for this soon--seems to me the ball is in
their court. (I'll be having the same problem soon BTW--damn, wish I'd
have saved those mails)
Another hint: this whole discussion I'm recalling may have occured on
the caldera-users list. Check their browseable list archive at
http://www.caldera.com. I know it's up to date--again check for the
last three weeks. Follow the byzantine 'technical support' links till you
find their search tool (search by thread).
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Christian Balzer wrote:
> Matthew wrote:
> >i just updated my system (dselect) and several x-related files were
> >updated, including xbase, vga & svga servers, fonts, etc. i am using
> >xinside's AcceleratedX with a Matrox Mystique video card.
> Same here, AccelX 2.1 and Matrox Millenium for the record...
> >since i updated, when i attempt startx, i get the following error
> >failed to set default font path (lists 4 font paths which do all exist)
> >Fatal server error:
> >could not open default font 'fixed'
> Yup, same here, even though "fixed" exists in the alias file all nice
> and well as far as I can tell...
> >any suggestions?
> Yeah, I'd like to hear some, too.
> I'm pretty baffled as to how it happened and pretty pissed that it did.
> Using MH in the absence of exmh is a truly painfull experience. ^_^;;
> I wonder why the XFree maintainer doesn't do (eventually remote)
> compatibility checks against AccelX and other add-on components, I'm sure
> there a large number of users here who would be glad to help. And
> equally glad to not see the symlink killed every time a new version of
> XFree gets install...
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