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Aarrggg! fonts & 4.0.1-4 (again :(

I did an upgrade to XFree86 4.0.1-4 (..-3 was fine) and now I' can't get X
to start at all.

I've got the same "Fatal server error: could not open default font
'fixed'" that others have got.

I've forced atp to do a reinstall of all the xfonts, freefont and the
gsfonts; i've also forced xserver-xfree86, xfree-common and xutils

I've tried using the font server xfs (which gives no errors :), specifying
/usr/lib/X11/fonts/<blah>, and a font-server from a red-hat box my
colleage is using (he's also using 4.0.1)

I've made sure that mkfontdir has been run in each directory.

I can't locate any X 4.0.1-3 .debs, so I really need a fix :)
(and my boss is hassling me to do some work :)

Here is the relevent section from my XF86Config file:
------- include ---------
Section "Files"
#       FontPath        "unix/:7100"                    # local font
#       FontPath        "tcp/ceres.ucs.ed.ac.uk:7100"
        # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
#    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
------- end include ----------

and here is the error from startx (run as root, no less!)

----- include -------
Could not init font path element /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo, removing from

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

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
      after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
---------- end include ----------

Ian Stuart - University computing services.
Truth is what you believe it to be.
  I cannot force my facts on you, only make you believe my beliefs.

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