MicroEmacs X-Window mode not starting on Fedora Core 11 & 12
JASSPA MicroEmacs is not starting up in a X-Windows mode on Fedora 11/12
systems. The reason for this is that the built-in default font cannot be resolved.
The existing binaries can be made to run on Fedora by performing the following
1. Create a file ".Xresources" in the $HOME directory if it does not already exist.
2. Add the line to the .Xresource file:
3. Merge the local resources definitions to the XServer with the command
% xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xresources
After performing these steps then any pre-built MicroEmacs will run up
correctly and not silently fail.
If you wish to re-build the binary with the default font then edit
unixterm.c:2976 and change the default font string.
For some reason the fixed font file in Fedora 11+ is different compared with
all of the other systems that we have encountered. We need to make the
unixterm.c font selection a little more robust in its font selection and try to
make it recover.