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Re: could not open default font

On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 12:16:23PM +0100, ben@babyhippo.com 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 <thomas.vaughan@nssl.noaa.gov>

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