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

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 16:46:28 -0400, rs wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

The font paths have changed for Xorg 7.0; it's "/usr/share/fonts/X11/"
instead of "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/". The corresponding section of
your /etc/X11/xorg.conf should look something like this:

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"

(You might have different fonts there, but the first part of the paths
should be like in my example.)


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