I wasn't aware that the font server wasn't needed. In fact, I thought that
4.0.1 was the first x dist where it *was needed or at least, I thought I saw
that in the release notes. Anyway: I had the same problem with xfs not working,
but it's fairly simple if you want to use it. The parameters for xfs have
changed and only "xfs -config 'config.file' -port 'portno'" are used. If you've
got the new xfs man page, it makes it clear and even provides a sample config
file, which I found to work to some degree. I had to hack
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S90xfs in order to change it's invokation parameters but after
that it works fine. (or whatever rcN.d is appropriate for your inittab
I'm curous about Ken's comments though and if you could provide an example of
loading the type1/freetype speedo modules. I'm not very familiar with the new
XF86Config file format but have got it working at least as well as 3.3.6 was
working and I think I'm loading some modules but don't really understand what
the particular modules do. A pointer to the documentation for that would be
appreciated. I seem to be missing some docs.
> >Since installing XFree86 ver 4.01 on my RH 6.0 Linux box I have been
> >unable to start the X-Font Server, is there a workaround ?.
> >I had to delete the xfs link from my /etc/rc.d/init.d directory before I
> >could get Linux to start all the way up in init 3 mode.
> The X font server is no longer needed :) You can instead add the font paths
> to XF86Config. You should then also load the type1, freetype and speedo
> Kenneth R?rvik 91841353/22718452
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