missing config files & fonts
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: missing config files & fonts
- From: Dave Eidson <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 17:55:25 -0500 (CDT)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.1020806175434.1343A-100000@scarecrow>
I'm presently trying to install X on 2 Debian Woody boxes.
Neither of these machines have had any version of X on them
previously. Whether I use the x-system meta packages, or
install the various packages individually, there is never
an Xsession or rgb.txt file created in the /etc/X11 directory.
The install does put a broken sym link to rgb.txt in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
directory. Also, in both cases X crashes with the imfamous
"missing default font - 'fixed' message. Installing and re-installing
xfont-base, 100dpi, 75dpi, and scalable doesn't help. Likewise,
reinstalling xfs and/or xfs-xtt and verifying their configurations,
ports, and entires in XF86Config-4 doesn't seem to help. Is it
necessary to start with an older X version and upgrade to current
version? Or should I be able to install the stable release (4.1)
directly but there is something else fubar on these machines causing
the problems? Kernel version on both boxes is 2.4.4, both with
100% stable/woody installed and error free to this point.