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Re: could not open default font 'fixed'

On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 06:04:29AM -0500, sam th wrote:
> There are no font paths in that config file, but according to the man
> page, it reads the defaults anyway, and they are correct.

For me, the defaults work only so long as I make sure that neither the
freefont package nor the sharefont package is installed.

> I have installed the 2v13 .debs for xfonts-base, -scalable, -75dpi and -
> -100dpi.  I have tried this with and without xfs running.   

Even with the freefont package installed, my X server comes up properly if
I list the font paths explicitly.  In order to make use of all of the
fonts, I also need to load the appropriate modules.  Here is an excerpt
from my /etc/X11/XF86Config.  Note that the order of the lines in the
"Files" section is important.  By placing the 100dpi line before the 75dpi
line, I get generally bigger fonts; I did this because some of the
unadjustable fonts in netscape, etc. appear nicely larger.

Note, too, the first three lines of the "Module" section.

----------begin excerpt from /etc/X11/XF86Config----------
Section "Files"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
     FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"

Section "Module"
    Load  "type1"
    Load  "freetype"
    Load  "speedo"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "xie"
	Load  "pex5"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "record"
----------end excerpt from /etc/X11/XF86Config----------

----------some font packages installed on my system------------------------
ii  freefont              0.10-8            Freeware font selection for X11
ii  xfonts-100dpi         4.0.1-0phase2v13  100 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-75dpi          4.0.1-0phase2v13  75 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-base           4.0.1-0phase2v13  standard fonts for X
ii  xfonts-cyrillic       4.0.1-0phase2v13  Cyrillic fonts for X
ii  xfonts-intl-phonetic  1.1-9             International fonts for X -- Ph
ii  xfonts-jmk            3.0-2             James M. Knoble's character-cel
ii  xfonts-pex            4.0.1-0phase2v13  fonts for minimal PEX support i
ii  xfonts-scalable       4.0.1-0phase2v13  scalable fonts for X

Thomas E. Vaughan <thomas.vaughan@nssl.noaa.gov>

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