X Font sever and XFree 86 ver 4.01

X Font sever and XFree 86 ver 4.01

Post by Glenn Turnbul » Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:00:00



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.

Thanks

Glenn

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X Font sever and XFree 86 ver 4.01

Post by Kenneth R?rv » Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:>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
modules.

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X Font sever and XFree 86 ver 4.01

Post by Mickey Stei » Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:00:00


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
runlevel).

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.

      tia
          Mick



> >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
> modules.

> --
> Kenneth R?rvik          91841353/22718452

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X Font sever and XFree 86 ver 4.01

Post by Andreas Hi » Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:00:00



>could provide an example of loading the type1/freetype speedo modules.

Hi,
here is what I have:

Section "Files"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "extmod"

    Load  "type1"
    Load  "freetype"
EndSection

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X Font sever and XFree 86 ver 4.01

Post by Mickey Stei » Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Thanks,
     I noticed your "load" statements in another post and gave it a try and
it worked. I was able to just get rid of the xfs auto-load during startup.
       appreciate it,
            Mick


> >could provide an example of loading the type1/freetype speedo modules.

> Hi,
> here is what I have:

> Section "Files"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
> EndSection

> Section "Module"
>     Load  "dbe"
>     Load  "extmod"

>     Load  "type1"
>     Load  "freetype"
> EndSection

> --
> Med venlig hilsen / Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grssen

> Andreas Hinz