Can't find "default" font when starting startx...help!

Can't find "default" font when starting startx...help!

Post by jeffrey.hazelw.. » Thu, 06 Feb 1997 04:00:00



I just installed fvwm95 window manager and now when I do
startx I get a server error because it can't find the "default" font.

Before this I was running afterstep just fine. The only thing
that I had to change was my .xinitrc file to exec fvwm95 ...instead of
exec afterstep and I added the .fvwm95rc file.

I tried to switch back to afterstep and it will not run either.
If fact no window managers will run because of this server error,
obviously.

So, what does fvwm95 do to hose my fonts? I checked my config
file /etc/XF86Config and the font path names are correct. Where
does X look for this default font?

I also tried xinit >& x.log  and looked for error messages and I only
see the server error complaining about the default font and nothing
else.

Anyone have a solution?

-jeff

 
 
 

1. Help: XFree86 startx error "could not open default font 'fixed'"

I get the error message "could not open default font 'fixed'"

right after starting   startx.

The screen dump is as follows:
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root!screamer: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11> startx

XFree86 Version 3.1.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  Mach64: accelerated server for ATI Mach64 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
(**) Mach64: Graphics device ID: "m"
(**) Mach64: Monitor ID: "My Monitor"
Warning: The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
         Entry deleted from font path.
Warning: The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" does not exist.
         Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
(--) Mach64: card type: PCI
(--) Mach64: Number of Clocks: 32
(--) Mach64: clocks:  50.35  56.64  63.00  72.00  40.00  44.90  49.50  50.00
(--) Mach64: clocks:   0.00 110.00 126.00 135.00   0.00  80.00  75.00  65.00
(--) Mach64: clocks:  25.18  28.32  31.50  36.00  20.00  22.45  24.75  25.00
(--) Mach64: clocks:   0.00  55.00  63.00  67.50   0.00  40.00  37.50  32.50
(--) Mach64: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 80.000 MHz
(**) Mach64: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  25.175, clock used =  25.175
(**) Mach64: Mode "800x600": mode clock =  36.000, clock used =  36.000
(**) Mach64: Mode "1024x768": mode clock =  44.900, clock used =  44.900
(**) Mach64: Mode "1280x1024": mode clock =  80.000, clock used =  80.000
(**) Mach64: Virtual resolution: 1280x1024
(--) Mach64: videoram: 4096k
(--) Mach64: Using hardware cursor
(--) Mach64: Using 4 MB aperture
(--) Mach64: Ramdac is IMS-G173/SC1148[368]
(--) Mach64: Using 6 bits per RGB value
(--) Mach64: Aperture mapped to 0x7c000000
(--) Mach64: Pixmap cache: 2 256x256 slots, 8 128x128 slots, 32 64x64 slots
(--) Mach64: Font cache: 16 fonts

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unexpected signal 13

root!screamer: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11>

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What's wrong here?  I am using mach64 4mb pci card, and Viewsonic 17ps.


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