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Debian/Testing: x-window-system-core broken/missing fonts.alias?


Installed kdebase and x-window-system-core packages. However, "startx" results in the "could not open default font 'fixed';" error. According to the http://wiki.x.org/wiki/FAQErrorMessages#head-a570197d15005a2c71cbb5e565114e2c04a573a3
it may be because "There is also a possibility that the [fontpath]/misc/fonts.alias file is missing."

On my system, I do not have "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias" file. In fact, it appears that there's no "fonts.alias" file installed anywhere:
# dpkg -S fonts.alias
dpkg: *fonts.alias* not found.

Any ideas? Thanks

# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pmf" already registered at priority 0
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

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
configured correctly.

People inexperienced with the X Window System should have either the
"x-window-system" or "x-window-system-core" packages installed.
# apt-get install x-window-system-core
# apt-get install x-window-system

Other useful commands to run include:
$ dpkg --status xserver-common
$ dpkg --status xfonts-base
$ zmore /usr/share/doc/x11-common/FAQ.gz

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