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Re: xorg and fonts

On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 at 08:44:30AM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2008-12-06 08:23 +0100, lee wrote:
> > There was a Section "Files" in xorg.conf, but it was empty.
> Which is fine because the X server knows (or at least, is supposed to
> know) where to find fonts.

See man xorg.conf:

"When this [the FontPath] entry is not specified in the config file,
the server falls back to the compiled-in default font path, which
contains the following font path elements:


lee@cat:~$ ls -la /usr/lib/X11/
total 48
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 2008-12-06 00:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 95 root root 40960 2008-12-05 23:31 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2008-12-06 00:33 x11perfcomp

The server knows where it could find fonts, but there are none. It
worked before I made the FontPath entries, though.

So how does the xserver find the fonts?

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