Re: could not open default font
On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 12:16:23PM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I had to do this to solve the problem:-
> apt-get remove xfonts-base
> dpkg --purge xfonts-base
> apt-get install xfonts-base
> The purging of the directory solved the problem for me as a new set of
> font information was installed alongside the fonts but it took a good 2
> hours to work out what the problem was.
In my reply to Sam's message, I mentioned a problem with sharefont and
freefont. Because I had freefont installed, I was unable to start the X
server even after doing what you recommend above. The only solution with
freefont or sharefont installed seems to involve writing an explicit list
of font paths into /etc/X11/XF86Config.
Thomas E. Vaughan <email@example.com>
CIMMS/NSSL, Norman, OK, USA