282Re: [gnubies-il] dead x
- Jul 1, 2001One other thing...
On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Jul 2001 dgi_il@... wrote:
> > Hello all
> > I am having a big problem: x does not load. I have attached the output of
> > startx (as root). Here is the problem: xfs does not load. "/etc/init.d/xfs
> > start" starts the xfs daemon but then it dies and does not delete it file
> > from /var/run*somewhere*. I delete it by hand and run xfs by hand, and then
> > x does not load neighter.
> The relevant lines of the log:
> _FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 2
> failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1'
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> As you've said, X doesn't load because it cannot connect to the fonts
> server, and the fonts server is its only source for fonts:
If getting X up and running is a high priority, and you can't figure out
what's wrong with xfs, then live without it for the moment.
Add the following lines to XF86Config , after the existing FontPath line:
and whatever other font dirs that may be required. the "misc" one is
really required, as it will supply you a font called "fixed", so your X
server will be able to load.
Alternatively, maybe even something like:
startx -- -fontpath /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc
may be able to do the trick temporarily. But I haven't tried it.
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