Re: dexter making assumptions about font server (and screen resol ution)
Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 03:45:41PM +0200, Torbjörn Andersson wrote:
> > Dexter seems to assume that I am running a local font server, which
> > I'm not.
> It doesn't assume you do, it assumes you CAN, which is true.
> > The problem is that as long as my XF86Config-4 contained the
> > line
> > FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
> Yes. Read the next line as well.
> > X refused to start. The screen went blank and then nothing happened.
> > Commenting out the FontPath line above made it work again.
> I seriously doubt this. If the font server isn't running and there are
> other font path elements defined, the X server will try to use them.
I've had the same happen on me with 3.3.6-10 on an out-of-the-box
potato. For some odd reason the font server (xfs-xtt) crashed and
after I logged out, gdm never got around to showing a login dialog.
Turned out that the X server kept crashing with a "can't find font
fixed" message (well something to that extent).
FYI, my XF86Config says amongst other things:
and I have at least the following fonts packages installed:
ii xfonts-75dpi 3.3.6-2 75 dpi fonts for X
ii xfonts-base 3.3.6-2 standard fonts for X
ii xfonts-scalabl 3.3.6-2 scalable fonts for X
Olaf Meeuwissen Epson Kowa Corporation, Research and Development