Sid Upgrade: could not open default font 'fixed'
Argh X11 again.
Just did an update on a Sid machine and now xfree86 server isn't
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed';
the X server's font paths might be misconfigured, remote font server(s)
may be unreachable, and/or local fonts may not be installed or are not
That's some error I remember seeing before (on a list) but I'm not
finding a solution with Google. I'm also having no luck with strace.
Just a few days ago I updated a Sid laptop and had a different problem
and removing and re-installing xserver-xfree86 fixed it. But that's not
working in this case. I tried a working XFConfig-4 from another machine
and I also removed it and let dpkg-reconfigure create a new config, and
I still get the same error.
The install created this Files section:
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
And my config from my sid laptop tried on this broken machine is just:
both result in the same error on this machine.