Font Problem: could not open default font 'fixed'

Font Problem: could not open default font 'fixed'

Post by Dave Uhrin » Wed, 03 Apr 2002 09:56:30




> Hello,

> I read the questions that others posted on the same issue but still
> cannot resolve this problem. In my /etc/XFreeConfig this seems to be
> the offending line:

>          FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"

Edit /etc/XF86Config and remove that line or comment it and try again.  
If you are using the XFree86 which loads by default it cannot handle
True Type fonts; a separate fontserver must be started.

And quit posting FreeBSD questions to Linux newsgroups.

 
 
 

1. Font Problem: could not open default font 'fixed'

Hello,

        I read the questions that others posted on the same issue but still
cannot resolve this problem. In my /etc/XFreeConfig this seems to be
the offending line:

         FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"

        This is the error message on starting X (startx):

(--) SVGA: XAA: Caching tiles and stipples
(--) SVGA: XAA: General lines and segments
failed to set default font path
'/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local,/usr/X11R6/lib/X
11/fonts/misc:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X1
1/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/
Speedo,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,/usr/X11R6/l
ib/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueT
ype'
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
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X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

~ > uname -a
FreeBSD veena.radiology.uiowa.edu 4.5-STABLE FreeBSD 4.5-STABLE #7:
Fri Mar  8 1

     I am new to FreeBSD - can any one give me explicit instructions
on what I should do. Thank you very much.

                                                    Karthik

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