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Re: xfstt - Confusion?



Well, I bet you have xfstt package from hamm. It was old and broken. Get
xfstt from slink - it should work fine.
The actual xfstt executable is indeeed located in /usr/X11R6/bin.
In /etc/init.d thereis a script that is used to start and stop the daemon.

Another thing: the slink version of xfstt keeps fonts in
/usr/share/fonts/truetype

Good luck.

Sergey.
 
On Sat, 26 Dec 1998, John wrote:

> Curt wrote:
> 
> > Try this: execute (as root) "/etc/init.d/xfstt  start". This works
> > for me.  I've been too lazy to seek a fix for this since I so
> > seldom reboot.
> > 
> > Curt Daugaard
> > cld@mcs.net
> > 
> 
> I tried Curt's suggestion (thank you Curt), but for some reason I don't
> have xfstt in the directory "/etc/init.d". On my computer xfstt is
> located in "/usr/X11R6/bin".  Is this correct? Or, do I not have it
> installed correctly? 
> 
> I then tried executing the file with "/usr/X11R6/bin/xfstt start" - that
> didn't work. The only options I can find by using " --help" are -- sync,
> -- port portno and --unstrap 
> 
> That having failed, I tried every options I could think of. I know I
> tried some I shouldn't have cause fsck sure had fun straightening out my
> drive after I hung it up. :) 
> 
> Anyone know what I'm doing wrong??
> 
> Thanks
> John
> 
> > On Fri, Dec 25, 1998 at 03:25:17PM -0600, John wrote:
> > > Merry Christmas All!
> > >
> > > After reading several recent postings, I decided to try installing some
> > > true type fonts using xfstt. I did the following:
> > > 1. copied some ".ttf" fonts from my windows95 disk to /var/ttfonts
> > > 2. ran "xfstt --sync"
> > > 3. edited "XF86Config" by adding FontPath "unix/:7101" as the next line
> > > in the area of XF86Config that has all the FontPath directories listed.
> > > 4. quit xwindows (fvwm95)
> > > 5. ran startx - it failed with the following error
> > >
> > > _FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 2
> > > failed to set default font path ' <listed all the font paths including
> > > unix/:7101>
> > > fatal server error:
> > > could not open default font "fixed"
> > > etc,etc
> > >
> > > I then tried the command xset +fp "unix/:7101 - it failed with the
> > > following:
> > >
> > > xset: bad font path element (#38), possible causes are:
> > > Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
> > > Directory missing fonts.dir
> > > Incorrect font server address or syntax.
> > >
> > > My main confusion is about the line "unix/:7101". Every other entry for
> > > fonts is a path and starts with "/" this one doesn't. Is it a path or
> > > somthing I'm not familiar with? also which "fonts.dir" is it searching
> > > for? I have several on my system, but none called either "unix" or
> > > "7101"
> > >
> > > Have I missed something obvious? I'm running hamm if that makes a
> > > difference.
> > >
> > > Thanks for any hints.
> > >
> > > John
> 


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