Re: Font doesnt work on X, so please help me.
On Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 11:30:37AM -0500, SaitohTakeNami@aol.com wrote:
> I need your help on XFree86. I installed XFree86 3.3.6 running
> on Debian 2.0. After I did XF86Setup, X-windows opened, but fonts
> do not work. I mean I cannot see any character except for some vertical bars
> in the windows.
a) got any fonts installed? The expression
bash-2.01$ dpkg -l "xfonts*" | egrep "^ii"
should produce a list of X font packages installed. On my machine,
which is a rather straightforward standard installation of Debian 2.1
the command yields
bash-2.01$ dpkg -l "xfonts*" | egrep "^(i.|.i)"
ii xfonts-100dpi 22.214.171.124a-11 100 dpi fonts for X servers
ii xfonts-75dpi 126.96.36.199a-11 75 dpi fonts for X servers
ii xfonts-base 188.8.131.52a-11 standard fonts for X servers
b) is your value of "FontPath" in the file
ok? I mean, do the directories specified there contain any fonts?
Are there any directories on your machine containing X fonts that
are not specified there?
Finding out about these questions could help solving the problem.
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