X window font server crash: help

X window font server crash: help

Post by Gilles Lamoureu » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 06:05:16



People,

I was able to login to /home cia x window.  After trying several times, I
now cannot access X windows.  Here are the error messages:
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////////////////////
FontTransSocket UNIX Connect: can't connect: errno=111
failed to get default font path 'unix/:-1'
fatal server error:
not able to open default font 'fixed'

according to /var/run/gdm.pid, gdm was already running but seems to have
been *ed mysteriously.
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
/////////////////////////////////

Any ideas.  I had been downloading font files to run pdf files and such.  I
will gather exactly what I downloaded.  But if the errors here are
sufficient to help me, please,
HELP ME.  I need to get to my sutdy materials pronto.

thanks,
gilles lamoureux

 
 
 

X window font server crash: help

Post by Dan Whit » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 06:36:45




> FontTransSocket UNIX Connect: can't connect: errno=111 failed to get
> default font path 'unix/:-1' fatal server error: not able to open
> default font 'fixed'

This means that either your X Font server isn't running, or you have a
bad X configuration (incorrect font path), or that you are missing fonts.

Since the error indicates unix/:-1, it can't find your x font server.
A common reason for that happening, it that you're out of drive space and
the font server can't write to /tmp. Run

df -h

to see if you have available space, and try restaring your font server,
e.g.

/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs start

on Redhat.

If that continues to fail, try reinstalling the standard fonts from your
distribution CD.

- Dan White

 
 
 

X window font server crash: help

Post by Rasmus B?g Hanse » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 10:45:31



> People,

> I was able to login to /home cia x window.  After trying several times, I
> now cannot access X windows.  Here are the error messages:
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> ////////////////////////////////////
> FontTransSocket UNIX Connect: can't connect: errno=111
> failed to get default font path 'unix/:-1'
> fatal server error:
> not able to open default font 'fixed'

> according to /var/run/gdm.pid, gdm was already running but seems to have
> been *ed mysteriously.
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> /////////////////////////////////

> Any ideas.  I had been downloading font files to run pdf files and such.  I
> will gather exactly what I downloaded.  But if the errors here are
> sufficient to help me, please,
> HELP ME.  I need to get to my sutdy materials pronto.

If you have downloaded and installed buggy fonts, the font server will
crash at startup. You will have to remove the buggy fonts before starting
xfs.

Not 100% sure (sitting on a non-X box), but I think the xfs error messages
should be found in /var/log/messages.

Rasmus B. Hansen

 
 
 

1. X font server crash with mandrake. HELP !

Hi
When I do "startx" on Mandrake 7.2, I have a error msg and it's new :

_FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect errno = 111
failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1'
Fatal server error
could not open default font 'fixed'

I delete the leftover lockfile of xfs :

and I restart the X font server :

But when I do :

I have about this :

xfs is dead but the lockfile is here (I'm not sure of the end of the line
but it's similar)

and if make "startx" a new time it's the same problem

this problem arrives after some weeks of use. It'is not the first time,
already with mandrake 7.1 7.2 and 8.0 !

If somebody can help me, please send your reply to :


And sorry for my very bad english.

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