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Re: server error

On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 08:26:32PM +0000, john gennard wrote:
>I've just re-installed Potato 2.2 r4 (following changes to hard disks) -this
>is something I have not done for a long time as I don't have crashes. Now 
>I have a problem not encountered before.
>When trying to 'startx', I get the following error message:-
>	Fatal server error:
>	could not open default font 'fixed'
>I can make no sense of this and don't know what is involved. So far as I 

Yes - its one of the most useless error messages ever.  Stumped me for days til I posted to this list.

>can remember I followed  a normal minmal install and then used apt-get 
>for my main programs including KDE.

What you have missed is the xfonts-base xfonts-100dpi and xfonts-75dpi

Installing these fixed it for me.  

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